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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



COMMON COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHTCAaO 



FOE THE 



IVIiiiiicipal Year 1870-71, 



BEING FROM 



December 5th, 1870, to November 27th, 1871 



CHICAGO: 
J. S. THOMPSON & CO;, BOOK AND JOR PRINTING HOUSE, 35 CANAL S'l'BEET. 



15 7 4 4 



EXPLAKATION OF TERMS. 



In the Index frequent references fire made to the Standing Committees of the Com- 
mon Council, and the several City Officers, where the names or titles of such Committees 
and Officers are not printed at length. For the better understanding of such abbrevia- 
tions as occur, the following explanation is given : 

G. L Committee on Gas Lights. 

H. and B " " Harbor and Bridges. 

Jud " " Judiciary. 

W. and P. G " " Wharves and Public Grounds. 

R. R " " Railroads. 

S. and A., S. D " " Streets and Alleys, South Division, 

S. and A., N. D " " " " " North 

S. and A., W. D...... " " " " " West 

Wh'fg Priv " " Wharfing Privileges. 

p. B " " Public Buildings. 

L. Ass " " Local Assessments. 

B. P. W.... .....Board of Public Works. 

B, P. C. " " Police Commissioners, 

B. of E " " Education. 

B. of H........... " " Health, 

Con. in Concurred in. 

Tabled Temp .Tabled Temporarily, 

Pub. Published. 



REFERENCE TO INDEX. 



Page. 

IX 

App<^)intraonts X 

Assessment Rolls, Gas Service Pipe ^ 

Assessment liolls, Lamp Posts ^ 

Assessment Ptolls, Private Drains ^^ 

Assessment Piolls, Sidewalks -j^U 

Assessment llolls, Street Improvements ^jj 

Assessment Kulls, Water Sei'vice Pipe -^jj 

Board of Education XIII 

Board of Health XIII 

Board of Police XIII 

Board of Public Works XIII 

City Collector XIII 

City Comptroller • ^jy 

City Physician 5^jy 

City Treasurer 5^jy 

Committee on Bridewell XIV 

Committee on County Relations Xiv 

Committee on Finance XV 

Committee on Fire and Water XVI 

Committee on Gas Lights XVI 

Committee on Harbor and Bi'idges XVI 

Committee on Judiciary XVI 

Committee on Licenses XVII 

Committee on Local Assessments XVII 

Committee on Markets XVII 

Committee on Police • XVIII 

Committee on Printing XVIII 

Committee on Public Buildings XVIII 

Committee on Railroads XVIII 

Committee on Schools ■ XIX 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division ^j^-^ 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division ^j-^^ 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division ^^ 

Committee on Whai-ves and Public Grounds Xx 

Council XXI 

Counsel to the Corporation ' xxi 

Elections XXI 

Inspector of Boilers ......"... XXI 

Inspector of Fish XXI 

Inspector of Mineral Oils ■■■■'■ xxi 

Invitations '"" XXII 

Mayor 1!!";!!^!!!"!"^ XXII 

ord^i"^ " ; ;■;;";;;;".;! xxiv 

Ordinances, General XXV 

Ordinances, Gas Service Pipe XXV 

Ordinances, Lamp Posts XXVI 

Ordinances, Openings, Widenings and Extensions XXVI 

Ordinances, Private Drains " XXVII 

Ordinances, Sidev/alks XXX 

Ordinances, Street Improvements ■"■"■ XXXII 

Ordinances, Vacations XXXII 

Ordinances, Water Service Pipe ■■"■' XXXIII 

Official Bonds ...!!!!!!!!!!!'^! XXXIII 

Park Commissioners XXXIII 

Petitions and Communications XXXIX 

Remonstrances ...'..........'.......... XXXIX 

Resignations XL 

Resolutions .."..." XLIV 

School Agent XLIV 

School Land Appraisers XLIV 

Sealer of Weights and Measures XLIV 

Select Committees .'.'.*.".'...................... XLIV 

Tax Commissioner XLIV 

Veto Messages .!!..!....!........ XLIV 

Washingtonian Home XLIV 

Weigher 



COMMON COUNCIL 

OIF THE 

CITY OF OHICA.GO 

iFOia THE 2id:TT3srici3Pj^x, -yia^ia isvo-vi. 



^LD. C. O. P*. HOLDEN, ]?iesident. 



^LDERlMEl^^. 



RlCIIAKD SOBIEES, 

John T. Knickerbockek, 
Arthur Dixon, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
J. A. Montgomery, 
David Coey, 
J. A. McAvoY, 
Harvey M. Thompson, 
G. S. Whitaker, 
Peter Daggy, 
William Tracey, 
Michael Schmitz, 
Wm. Batterman, 

P. J. HiCKEY, 

W. S. Powell, 
M. B. Bailey, 
Geo. Powell, 
W. B. Bateham, 
Thomas Wilce, 

C. C. P. HOLDEN, 

Jambs Walsh, 
H. 0. Glade, 
Samuel McCottek, 
Henry Witbeck, 
J. L. Campbell, 
S. S. Gardner, 
P. B. Sheil, 
B. G. Gill, 
J. J, McGrath, 
John Buehler, 
James D. Tyler, 
K. G. Schmidt, 
Theodore Schintz, 
Louis Schapfner, 
Thomas Carney, 
John McCaffrey, 
James McCaulby, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
M. A. Devine, 
G. A. Busse, 



1st Ward, 



2d 



3d 



4th 



5th 



6th 



7th 



8th 



9th 



10th 



11th, 



12th 



13th 



14th 



15th 



16th 



17th 



18th 



19th 



20th 



Richmond House. 

Room 14, Metropolitan Block. 

299 Fifth Avenue. 

66 Madison, Room 4, Otis Building. 

411 Fifth Avenue. 

777 State Street. 

90 South Park Avenue. 

Fifth National Bank. 

86 South Water Street. 

Land Department I. C. R. R. 

N. W. cor. Archer Ave. and Halsted St. 

121 Archer Avenue. 

72 John Street. 

699 South Halsted Street. 

Corner Canal and 16th Streets. 

103 East Madison Street. 

103 East Madison Street. 

Office, 337 S. Canal Street, Res. 286 West 

150 West Adams St. [Harrison St. 

Land Department I. C. R. R. 

105 West Lake Street. 

54 West Lake Street. 

368 West Monroe Street, 

260 South Water Street. 

Room 18, Otis Block. 

Room 24, Major Block. 

153 North Paulina Street. 

Cor. Stewart Avenue and Maxwell Street, 

41 Rawson Street. 

Corner Milwaukee and Chicago Avenues. 

Freight Office Galena R. R. 

35 Grant Place. 

Room 10, 100 Washington Street. 

80 LaSalle Street, Room 8. 

75 East Indiana Street. 

128 Sedgwick Street. 

242 North LaSalle Street. 

339 North Clark Street. 

229 Illinois Street. 

170 North Clark Street. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk and Clerk of the Common Council. 



STANDING COMMITTEES 

OF THE 

COMMON COUNCIL 

inOK THE MTJN^ICIF^L. YE^R ISTO-Tl. 



Finance— Wilcc, Otis, Buehler, Devine, Somers. 

Railkoaos— Walsh, Somers, W. S. Powell, Tyler, McAvoy. 

Judiciary— Schintz, Daggy, Campbell, Montgomery, Witbeck. 

FiiiE and Water— McGrath, Devine, Schmitz, Bateham, McCaffrey. 

Schools— McCotter, McAvoy, Busse, Walsh, Daggy. 

Streets and Alleys, S. D.— Tracey, Daggy, Thompson, Coey, Otis, Knickerbocker. 

Streets and Alleys, N. D.— Schmidt, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine. 

Streets and Alleys, W. D.— Bailey, Gill, Buehler, Witbeck, George Powell, Mickey, 

Glade, Wilce, Campbell. 
Wharves and Public Grounds— Whitaker, Bateham, Witbeck, Schaffner, McGrath. 
VVhareing Privileges— Gill, Tracey, Carney, Bailey, Dixon. 
Local Assessments— Dixon, W. S. Powell, McCauley, Gill, Montgomery. 
Bridewell— Somers, McCotter, Schintz, Thompson, Bailey. 
Police— McAvoy, McCauley, Glade, Whitaker, George Powell. 
Licenses— Tyler, Thompson, Hickey, McGrath, Clarke. 
Gas Lights— George Powell, Knickerbocker, Carney, Shell, Schaffner. 
Habror and Bridges — Busse, Bateham, Gardner, Schmitz, Carney. 
Printing — Montgomery, Schmidt. Batterman, Dixon, Buehler. 
Markets— Batterman, McCaffrey, Shell, Knickerbocker, Gardner. 
Public Buildings— Gardner. Schmitz. Coey, Schintz, McCotter. 
County Relations— Clarke, Shell, Batterman, Glade, Coey. 



IISTDEX 



APPOINTMENTS. 

Page. 

TMshop, A. E., ae Inspector of House of Correction Rejected 272 

Botsford, J. K., as Appraiser of School Land and Hay Market Oonfirmed 224 

Bridenbach F., as Pound Keeper, W. D Police 164 

" " " « « Confirmed 174 

Bross, Wm., as Inspector of House of Con-ection Rejected 209 

« 229 

" « « 255 

Fire Commissioner F. & W. 128 

" Confirmed 163 

Davis, N. S., as Inspector of House of Correction Rejected 230 

" " " 233 

« " " 236 

" 209 

" 229 

" 230 

" 233 



Brill ev, A. H., 
Chadwick, J. E., as 



Derickson, R. P., 



Goodrich, Grant, 



Haines, I. C, 
Hammond, C. G., 



254 

" 256 

" 258 

242 

245 

.Confirmed 272 

.Rejected 209 



" 230 

" 233 

" « " 236 

« 254 

" 254 

" " " 256 

Confirmed 258 

Hoyne, Thos. " " " Rejected 256 

Laflin, G. H., as Guardian of Reform School .Judiciary 72 

« " » " " '' Confirmed 106 

Leon, I., as Special Constable Judiciary 4 

McCauley, J. G., as Special Constable " 

McGrath, H., as Pound Keeper, S. D Police 



Moore, W. D., " " 

Nelson, Murry, as Inspector < 



N. D 

House of Correction., 



4 
169 
.Confirmed 174 
.Police 169 

.Confirmed 174 
.Rejected 242 
" 245 

Otis, L. B., " " " " 255 

Rumriey, J. S., as Appraiser Confirmed 224 

Standing Committees 4 

" ° " 165 

165 
71 
5 
242 
273 
277 
286 
298 
289 
295 
296 
325 
325 
224 
242 
245 
264 
255 
272 
254 
" 254 

Confirmed 258 



Select Committee, on cleansing North Branch 

" " to invite General Assembly to meet in Chicago 

" " to revise the rules 

" " on resolution in relation to tract on Lincolnavenne 

" " to make arrangements for meeting of General Assembly in Chicago 

" " Investigation as to leases of school buildings 

" '• on report of Board of Health 

" " on decay of vrooden structures 

" " to receive City Officers of Philadelphia 

" " to receive Cincinnati oificials 

" " on Sewerage 

" " on leasing Lake Front to merchants 

" " on Location of City OfiicGS 

Talcott, Mancel, as Appraiser 

" " " Inspector of House of Correction Rejected 



Turpi n, V. A. 



Wahl, 



X INDEX. 

ASSESSMENT ROLLS. 

GAS SKRVICE PIPES. 

Page. 

. , , , . r> , Confirmed 336 

AdamB, Ashlanrl to Kolc.v u g.^Y 

Canalport, Halsted to MDij^aii „ '^gg 

Chicago ave., Sangamon to Milwaukee av(^ ,, "^^g 

Depuyster, Desplaines to Halsted „ '^^y 

Green, Madison to Harrison „ 03^ 

Halsted, (W.) Indiana to River „ 283 

Halsted, Lake to Indiana • r'Z'.'.'.'.'.'.'.V.Reconsidered 295 

Halsted, Luke to Indiana • Confirmed 319 

" i( 33Y 

Harrison, Halsted to Center „ 33^ 

Indiana, Desplaines to Rucker ^^ 28'2 

Jackson, Halsted to Canal :Z;;;;Z;.";.;.".V.IleconBidered 295 

,, „ „ <'onfirmed 320 

JeflFerson, Van Buren to Harrison :::::::::::::.:.Rocon8idered 295 

„ „ u !"".".".".'.'.'.'.."."................. Confirmed 320 

„ ,. , , , J . T> 1 (confirmed 283 

Madison, Ashland to Roboy Reconsidered 295 

' ., u Confirmed 319 

i( 283 

;; Center ave. to Ashland ■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.".■.■.Reconsidered 295 

„ „ „ '.■!.'.".'.■!!■.■.!.'.'.".'!!'.'.".!.'."."!".'.'.!.'.'."'". confirmed 320 

" Robey to Western ave a g^g 

Milwaukee ave., Elston to Division ., 282 

Monroe, Canal to Halsted .■.■.■.;V.".'.'.'.Z3.V.ZV.ZZ'"'3'.ZZ''!"Reconsidered 295 

„ J, „ Confirmed 319 

„ , . , 1 J i T "'"ir Confirmed 283 

Park ave., Ashland to Leavitt Reconsidered 295 

" „ „ „ .■■■.'!■.!.'.'.'.'.'.'!'.!!..!........!!....."...... confirmed 320 

Randolph, Halsted to Union „ 2g3 

Sangamon, Fulton to Milwaukee aye ■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■."Reconsirlered 295 

" ,, ,, „ Confirmed 320 

(( 28.3 

Twelfth (W.), Canal to Lumber l.'iy.'.^.'.'.^Reconsidered 295 

Confirmed 320 

" 33Y 

•' Halsted to Center ave „ ggg 

Warren ave., Ashland to Leavitt „ ggg 

Washington, Ashland to Leavitt 

LAMP-POSTS. 

.Confirmed 335 
335 
335 
305 
304 
304 
304 
304 
335 
305 
335 
335 
304 
305 



Calumet ave.. Twentieth to Twenty-first 

Carroll, Paulina to Wood 

" Sheldon to St. Johns 

Canal and Kinzie (corner) 

Fourth ave., Taylor to Twelfth 

Morgan, Harrison to Twelfth 

Polk, Blue Island to Halsted 

River, Michigan ave. to 3U0 feet east 

Rhodes ave., Crittenden to University place 

Taylor, Canal to Halsted • 

Twenty -second, Halsted to Union 

University place and Rhodes ave 

Union, Lake to Fulton 

Wood, Adams to Monroe 

PRIVATE DRAINS. 

. , , , J. T. V Confirmed 319 

Adams, Ashland avenue to Kobey u 273 

Calumet avenue, Cottage Grove to Twenty-ninth street v;-"-::: " qn<=i 

Chicago avenue, Milwaukee avenue to Lot 9, Block 99, Elston s Addition ^^ -^^^ 

Depuyster, Desplaines to Halsted ■.■.■.■.■.■.V.V.'.'.".'.".'.V.V.\'.V.V.V.V.\V.V."V.V.V.'.".'.'.V.'.V.".V.Reconsidered 295 

(, II ....!'. Confirmed 318 

41 3Q5 

Fourth avenue, Jackson to Twelfth „ ^^^ 

Franklin, Adams to Van Buren „ 3^^ 

Green, Fulton to Harrison „ 281 

Halsted, Milwaukee avenue to river .■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■:::.".".'.'."."Recon8idered 295 

,. J, ,. Confirmed 318 

(1 273 

Indiana, Desplaines to Noble .< 3Q'g 

Jackson, Canal to Halsted « 3Q5 

Larrabee, Chicago avenue to Clybourn avenue „ 281 

Loomis, Madison to Van Buren .■;.■; iii.^.^.'.'.^.'.^.^.'iieconsidered 295 

^, „ ,, y.'.'.'..'".'.!.'.'!".'......... ."!.... .....' • Confirmed .317 

Market, Chicago avenue to Division .■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■."■.■"Reconsidered 295 

" " „ „ Confirmed 317 

" 44 274 

Michigan avenue. Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth „ 281 

«' street, pi^e to St. Clair ::::;;;;;;;;;;;";z;ZReconsidered 295 



INDE)X. 



XI 



Page. 

,. ,, a „ Confirmed 317 

Milwaukee avenue, EMon avenue to Division ::::::::::;;::::::::::::::::::Reconsidered 295 

„ „ « a u Confirmed 317 

« 274 

Monroe, Halsted to Aberdeen ■••• „ 273 



Canal. 



282 



North ave., LaSalle to Dearborn :-:::::::::::::::::::Reconsidered 295 

u » Confirmed 317 

it 0-10 

Ontario, Clark to Kingsbury ,, 282 

Pearson, Kush to east line of Sub-lot 7, Sec. 3 ;;:;:::::;::::::;::::.v.':::::.Reconsidered 295 

„ J, „ u Confirmed 317 

Quincy, Clark to Market „ ^ai 

Sedgwick, Chicago ave. to Division :::::;:::.:.:::.:::.':.Reconsidered 295 

„ „ « Confirmed 318 

t( 0Q1 

Sheldon, Randolph to Madison • :;:::;:;;;:::::::;;Becon8idered 295 

„ „ » y////."'."!'.".".".'.".'.".'.'."'.'.'.'.".'.'.',".'.'.'.'." Confirmed 317 

Superior, Clark to Kingsbury • 

Taylor, Fifth ave. to Clark 

Third ave., Taylor to Twelfth 

" " Jackson to Taylor 

Twelfth, Halsted to Centre 

Twentieth, State to Calumet :::::;::::::;:;:::;:::::::::::::::::::;;:::3econ8idered 295 

„ a « !!..,..!!..7....!!..."".!!1".^ confirmed 317 

Twenty-third, State to South Park ave ", |^^ 

;; fourth, Wabash to Calumet ave V^Z^^^^^^^^l^^ZZR^considered 295 

^^ K u « ..........". Confirmed 318 

:: ^i^^i^' s*!^^ to wahash ;:::;:;;:::;:::::::: ::;;:;:;:;;;:;;;:;:.:;;z;ReconsiLed 1% 

„ « « u V,'.'.'.'...................... Confirmed 318 

Warren ave., Ashland to Leavitt 



319 
318 
319 
306 

281 



274 



SIDEWALKS. 



Aberdeen, Madison to Harrison 

Archer ave., Ogden slip to Halsted 

Auburn, Attica to Douglas 

Bissell, Willow to Center ave 

Blackhawk, Reuben to Ridgeville road 

Brown, Indiana to Fourth 

Buddan, Bushnell to Twenty-sixth 

Bunker, Desplaines to Beach 

Burnside, Thirty-fifth to Thirty-seventh 

Cleaver, Division to Bradley 

Clybourn ave., Webster ave. to Reuben 

Cornelia, Milwaukee ave. to Hobbie 

Courtland ave., Holstein to Leavitt 

Coventry, Wabansia ave., to Bloomingdale road. 

Crossing, Ridgeville to Elston ave 

Dashiel, Douglas to Egan ave 

Dayton, Sophia to Clay 

Deering, Archer ave. to Thirty-first 

Desplaines. Harrison to Polk 

Division, Halsted to Bridge 

" Houston to Lincoln 

Douglas, Halsted to Wallace 

Ellis ave., Douglas to Egan ave 

Ellis place, Vincennes to Cottage Grove ave 

Erie, Wood to Hoyne 

Farrell, Thirty-first to Lyman 

Fisk, Evans to Twenty-second 

Fowler, Robey to Hoyne 

Fremont, Willow to Webster 

Gano, South Park ave. to Prairie ave 

George. Carpenter to Fifth st 

Grand Haven, Astor to the Lake 

Halsted, Fourth st. to Chicago ave 

Holstein, Wilmot to Milwaukee ave 

Holt, Blackhawk to Blanch 

Hoyne, Fowler to LeMoyne 

Jackson, Rockwell to Cutler 

Jackson, Sangamon to Loomis 

Jackson, Ashland to Southwestern ave 

Keeley, Lyman to Thirty-first 

Knerr, Clybourn to Sheffield 

Laflin, Coolidge to W. Sixteenth 

Lake, Paulina to Western ave 

Leavitt, Harrison to Flornoy 

Lee Place, Robey to North Hoyne 

Lincoln, Madison to Jackson 

McGrath, Hoyne to Leavitt 

Marshfield, Van Buren to Jackson 

Menominee, Clark to Sedgwick 



.Confirmed 302 
251 
334 
250 
249 
251 
303 
302 
334 
333 
301 
333 
301 
302 
300 
250 
250 
303 
301 
249 
303 
334 
247 
304 
333 
302 
248 
301 
251 
302 
303 
248 
333 
302 
333 
300 
304 
334 
334 
307 



250 
249 
333 
332 
333 
248 
249 
250 



XII 



INDEX. 



Page. 

Michigan, Douglas to Thirty-seventh Confirmed 334 

Milwaulcee, Uuclcer to Division 

Mitchell, Paulina to Wood 

Monroe, Western to Campbell ave 

Morgan, Pratt to west Chicago ave 

North avo., Harrison to Taylor 

Oakley, Harrison to Floruoy 

Ogden court 

Orchard, Willow to Webster ave 

Park ave., Reuben to Western ave 

" Ashland to " 

Paulina, Van Buren to York 

Polk, Halstead to Clinton 

Prairie ave., Thirty-fifth to Thirty-Sixth 

Ray, South Park ave. to Prairie ave 

Ridgeville, Milwaukee ave. to North 

Robey, Fowler toEwing 

" Wabansia to Peterson 

Samuel, Chicago ave to Augusta 

Sangamon, Fulton to Erie 

Second, Paulina to Hoyne 

Seeley, Madison to Van Buren 

Shurtlefi', Twenty-sixth to Thirty-first 

Twelfth. Halsted to river 

Twenty-ninth, State to Wentworth 

Thirtieth, Garibaldi to " 

Thirty-second, Indiana to Prairie ave 

" seventh, Cottage Grove to S. Park ave 

" " Wentworth to State 

" " Vincennes to S. Park ave 

Townes Court, North to terminus 

Vincennes, Douglas to Eagan ave 

Wieland, Schiller to North ave 

Wilcox, Western ave. to Campbell ave 

Wood, Division to Milwaukee 

" Tyler to VanBuren 

STREET IMPROVE.MENT. 

Calumet, curb., grad. and grav.. Twenty-sixth to Twenty-ninth Confirmed 231 

" Twentieth to Twenty-first ^^ ^^^ 

Charles " " " Fifth ave. to Franklin ,^ ^^^ 

Chicago ave., curb., grad. and grav , Milwaukee to Reuben ^^ ^^° 

Clark, repaving Lake to ^!'^'°''-;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;-^^^^^ 295 

,, u It 4( Confirmed 316 



250 
300 
304 
332 
335 
247 
301 
249 
302 
303 
251 
303 
247 
250 
301 
332 
248 
249 
250 
333 
334 
249 
300 
248 
303 
302 
334 
301 
248 
335 
248 
332 
249 
247 



" " Madison to Van Buren •• -^ ^ 

Clark, repaying, Madison to Van Buren ::::::::::.::::::::::;;::::.\"::; .TonfirSed 



.Reconsidered 
Confirmed 



Blue Island ave., curbing and filling, Twelfth to Sixteenth 

Elston ave., curbing and paving, Milwaukee to North ave 

Huron, curbing and paving, N. Wells to Kingsbury 

Jackson, paving, State to Michigan ave 

Jefferson, curbing and filling. Van Buren to Harrison 

Lake, grading. Western ave. to Sec. 11 

Michigan ave., curbing and grading, Thirtieth to Douglas place... 

" graveling, Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth 

Milwaukee, curbing, filling and paving, Division to North ave 

Sheldon, curbing and filling. Lake to Depot place 

" " " " Randolph to Lake 

Southwestern ave., macadamizing, Madison to Twelfth 

Superior, curbing, filling and paving, Clark to State 

^» ' « " " N. Wells to N. Clark 

Taylor, curbing and filling, State to Clark 

WATER SERVICE 



.Local Assessment 
Confirmed 



295 
31G 
280 
295 
316 
316 
332 
300 
299 
299 
237 
299 
153 
216 
300 
316 
332 
299 
299 
300 



IlUnois, State to St. Clair 

Market, Randolph to Lake 

Twenty-third, State to South Park ave. 
Twenty-eighth, State to Wabash ave.... 



.Confirmed 217 
217 
216 
217 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

In relation to school lot on Third avenue Schools 

" purchase of lot for school, near South Branch Rolhng Mills ^^ 

" " site for Kiuzie School „ 

« " renting Dearborn School _,., , 

« " death of .L H. McCallister QpWIs 

On erection of School House, on Lincoln and Kinzie lot....^^..........-.-.- "^^ 

" Schools on Calumet avenue.. West Polk and Thirty-third sts 

On election of J.L. Pickard as Superintendent of Schools a„vwC.i„ 

ol erect\on of Primary School, corner Wentworth ave. and Thirtj-third street Schools 



109 
227 
246 
276 
286 
34 
48 
153 
153 



INDEX. , XIII 

Page. 

On vacation of alley in Hayes School lot B. P. W. 174 

On purchase of site for Dearborn School bchools 246 

On erection of School House on Harrison near Western ave " 246 

On exchange of School lot on Twelfth for one on Third ave "^ 246 

On erection of School corner Third avenue and Harrison st ' 276 



BOARD OF HEALTH. 

Annual report - ¥iled 82 

Asking additional appropriation of $12,000 • belect Com. 286 

In relation to bathing houses ■ Police 77 

« " " " foot af Twenty-fifth street ^| 227 

" " public urinals " 82 

" " Inspectors of Fish " 104 

" " payment of employees of Board Judiciary 227 

On cleansing North Branch H. & B. 125 

On delivery of dead animals at Union Stock Yards platform Police 125 

On erection of a dead house County Kelations 139 



BOARD OF POLICE. 

Annual report • -^''Vltf In? 

Asking sale of J. A. Huck engine house *• <^^ "'• ^04 

In relation to Fire Alarm boxes • . ^0 

" " appropriation for Fire Alarm Boxes Imance 165 

" " losses in Five Alarm Telegraph Department P"b. and Finance 347 

On fixing salary of Policemen at $1,000 [[ 153 

On bills of Dr. Guerin 60 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS (miscellaneous). 

Annual report (Ninth) •^-.V-^^^®,'! n!^ 

Asking appropriation of $1,000 for team at Bridewell • Bridewell 140 

Announcing death of A. W. Tinkham lulled 169 

Bridges in burnt district, on constructing •••■• . ^'^^ 

County Officers in new City Hall, furnishing rooms for County Relations 332 

Covering unpaid bills of N. P. Soberg Finance .307 

" " '• Joseph Hogan V) i- ini 

Designating Market st. as a stand for trucks rn^A q^i 

Debris of Public Buildings, disposed of. - • rS-J ^ r} 

In relation to improvement of Lincoln Park Published and Filed 51 

" Sewerage and Sewerage Bonds "^ " " ^3 

'• opening certain streets in North Division ^- and A., N. D. 353 

" improvement of Archer ave tv a -wr -n i,^n 

In relation to grade of Warren avenue S. & A. W. D. 177 

" " compelling C. R. I. & P. R. R., to construct crossings over Thirty-eighth street R. R. 276 

" " contract with D. M. Ford for Water Pipe Pub. 278 

« " Fire Limits • F. & W. 328 

On improvement of Wabash ave. and W. Randolph st S. & A. W. andS. D. 34 

On bills of Physicians for services rendered to employees ^^^o^'iJr^ »^ 

On quality of Water at Bridewell Pub. andF. &W, 73 

On cost of constructing Pounds ...Finance 169 

On appropriation for pumping at Bridgeport Pub. and Finance 174 

On purchase of site for Pumping Works ^- * 'V: -'■'* 

On amount of money required for Sewerage for 1871 Filed 201 

WaterPipe " ' 201 

On bills for work done on City Hall P- B. 231 

On bills of Allen & Bartlett -P- B- 246 

On petition for fire plugs in Ashland ave E *? 

Relative to lamp posts on W. Madison st., and Warren ave., bet. Oakley and Western ave Filed 6 

" to delay in erecting lamp posts on certain streets. Pub. and G. L. 24 

Reason for delayin erecting lamps Pub. and G. L. 25 

Recommending sale of Adams St., Reservoir lot • ^- & **. 276 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Annual Report Finance 139 

Asking authority to lease room for his ofiBce 1 • ^- '^^^ 

Douglas Monument, relative to tax on P- '^- 1*'.' 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

Bids for Bridewell land W. & P. G. 139 

c. CI (I Schools 353 

« ;;""""""'''""""i;""///™.33"3J.".'.V.'.^^ W. &P. G. 237 

" Engine house on West Erie st *'• ^^- '^^'^ 



XTV INDEX. 

Page. 

" bills for work on City Ilall /^y.r.Finance and Pub". 114 

Estimate for year ending March .51, 1872 Judiciary 227 

Fees of clerk of Criminal court •■: ••• F'i<t'w"and Police 24 

Offers of lots for fire and police purposes near rolling mill ^hoorand Pub 285 

" for N. >< block 87 S. b. Addition •••••;••.••. • — ••,• -p^ „,.h w a24 

.' of site for engine house cor. North ave and Division street Tabled Tenm 227 

On draft of ordinance investing money of the Burr fund. Finance 6 

Reporting receipts from City Treasurer on interest on city deposits xmauce ^^o 

Relative to payment for work done on City Hall ••■•••••••■• Viled 6 

Statement of receipts and expenditures for November 1870 .■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■■.■.■.■.■.■■.■.■.■■.■■."".'.■..■.'3inance 32 



December, 

January, 

February, 

April, 

May, 



1871 Filed *8 

139 
176 
224 



" " June, „ ,„ 

„ II Tnlv " '^"'° 

" " ^9 to oct/3i;i8Vi:::::::::::::3:::::::::::::::.^:"aii 347 

of city finances 



CITY PHYSICIAN. 

Pub. 24 

Annual report Finance 32 

Annual report Filed 39 

Annual report ••••••••••Vi":Y \{ ^^[".'.".".'."^.'.".'.'.".'".'.i.'.Bridewell 324 

Bill for services rendered at Bridewell 



CITY TREASURER. 

Fub. and Finance 123 

Annual report •• Finance 6 

Statement of interests on city deposits 



COMMITTEE ON BRIDEWELL. 

On appropriating $1,000 for a barn at the new bridewell .'.".'.'."**.".... *^°" 141 

On lighting new bridewell ;••• " 64 

On petition of D. Connolly for appointment as boss jailor V' V'^^T^V^'i^w hri,ipwpii " C4 

On Resolution in relation to appointment of Z. R Brockway as superintendent of new bridewell ^^^^^ ^0^ 

On appointing Z. R. Brockway supei-intendent of House of Correction 



COUNTY RELATIONS. 

Con. in 294 

On erection of a Morgue ... Pub. 226 

On exchange of Reform School grounds q^^^ in 230 

" " " " '.*.'.'.".!."!".'.'.'.'.!.".'." " 294 

On providing rooms'for County Officers in new ciiy buMingVc™ '''''^•.•.•c;;n.tn 342 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Con. in 14 

Appropriation for Hose House on Cottage Grove ave u jg 

Bettcher, F. D., for interest on vouchers on petition of. ...."!........... " 89 

Bowen, L. D., remission of taxes, on pet. of ...7..!!.'.'.'. " 39 

City Physician, on annual report of. I'lib. & Con. in 149 

City Collector, on charges against Pub. 155 

Comptroller, on estimates of expenditure • " 354 

" on bonds destroyed in safe of •• « 53 

Conway, P., for remission of tax on St. James Church, on pet. ot '.'.'.".".'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.".'.'.V.Cou. in 66 

" " " " " Con. in 88 

Curtis, H., for interest on vouchers, on pet. of. __ » 292 

Deficiency, in assessment for paving Wabash ave., on !"'.!!!..!*.'.. 1 " 48 

DeKoven, for abatement of tax, on pet. of. .......V....... " 132 

Douglas Monument, assessment on !.!...."!. i.'.'.Published 262 

Edwards' Directory, on purchase of. Con. in 289 

Edwards' Directory, on purchase of " 286 

Ford, D. M., on contract Avith » 89 

Glover, L., to be refunded taxes, on pet. of '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'..." Published 262 

Guerin, Dr., for medical ser\ices, on bill of. Con. in 289 

" " " " ;::: " " 39 

Haines, J. C, for purchase of "Wright's Chicago," on petition ol „ ^^ 

Hannegan, J., for rebate on license, on petition of. V"'A;;';;»ritiV,nof '.'.!.'.'!'.'.'. " 27 

Hayvfard, H. D., to be refunded tax erroneously assessed, on petition 01 



INDEX. 



XV 



Page. 



Hass, A. W., for remission of tax, on petition of. Con. in 310 

Hoffman, C, on injuries received, relative to. VCh* anil " 310 

Hogan, J., for payment of vouchers, on petition of. ' ^"- *"" „ " 

Hofland, H., compensation for injuries, on petition of. ,, 

Horner, J., compensation for damages, on petition of. „ 

Land taken for opening W. Adams street, on payment for pVihlished 309 

Letz & Son, for payment of vouchers, on petition of. Pnn In 354 

Lomax, John, for compensation for loss of horse, on petition of. PnhliRhpd 88 

Loomis, M. B., remission of taxes, on petition of. .'.'.".'„. Con. in 106 

Loring, S. E., for warranty deed of Judd tract, on petition o*f. Published 27 

" " " exchange of Ira Judd tract, on petition of. Con in 48 

McCormick, J., for remission of taxes, on petition of. „ ^^2 

Mayor Mason, on procuring portrait of. •••■• „ ,, 

Mullen, Geo., to purchase engine lot on Jackson street, on proposal ot prfinniTnittpd SQ 

Myers, N. C, compensation for injuries, on petition of ^^^""T' '^^ o^i 

Nash, M., compensation for loss of horse, on petition of. v^uii. m uu^ 

Nelson, A., for compensation for land used by city, on petition oi;... p "wishpH '^s 

O'Brennan, M. A., for compensation for personal injuries, on petition of Con in 47 

On communication of Board of Police relative to salaries of police • "^"n!!?!!! J?n 

Osterman, H., for use of North Market Hall, on petition of. ::;:PubVandCom:of-ihfwho\e 187 

Pounds, on cost of erecting of. ""• "^ Published 338 

Reducing expenditures of city, on Tabled 344 

Eowe, S., for remission of l?-^^^^'^^^'^^^^'^---'^^^^^ 4? 

Rose, R., to be paid $1,000, on petition of. ^^^p^^w 13 

Rose & Chapman, architects on City Hall, on claims of. Filed 210 

Salaries of Police, relative to •■ V, . og 

Schmidt, F., for rebate of personal tax, on petition of. kjuh.ui o^ 



Sea, S. W., fi r remission of 



.Pub. 17 



Smith, C. G,, for damages, on petition of.. V.'.V.'.V.V.V.V.'Con. iii 25 

"Social Evil," on communication relative to ■• vuh 11 

Stations, relative to additions to, on Cottage Grove and Twelfth st £;"»• ^^ 

Swedish Lutheran Society, for rem^ission of taxes, on petition of. Con. iri 66 

" I' !! « u u « « u !'Z!!!!!Z!!!!!!!iZ'!!!^ " ss 

« 342 

Tax levy, on valuation of property for „ gg 

Thompson, J., for remission of fine, on petition of V.nh'nnVrPnm'nf 'the Whole 87 

Urinals, on cost of ere<',ting, relative to Pub. and Com. of the Whole 87 

Washingtonian Home, on report of. oou.^m 

Water Fund, on transferring $200,000 from 

" « " $40,000 " • : 

Wilson, C. L., for damages caused by fire engine trial, on petition ot 



" 355 

Pub. 89 

Con. in 106 

Woodruff & Co., for interest on vouchers, on petition of. " ^^ 

Wood Inspector, on fixing salary of. •• 

Wright, J. S., for purchase of History of Chicago, on petition of. • 



28 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATEl 

Adams street Reservoir Lot, relative to sale of Con. in 292 

Analysis, of water at new Bridewell, relati 
Anthracite coal at Water Works, on use of 



179 



Analysis, of water at new Bridewell, relative to b"uhc1,^.i ika 

._xi_-L-Jx 1 „4. w„*„^ w,.,.i.„ ^v, „c,^ /^f Published i^b 



Filed 243 

Artesian Well Water, on resolution relative to..... ■ Published 54 

Boiler Inspector, annual report of. ^°^^ ^^ ., 

Chadwick J. E., as Fire Commissioner, on nomination of. ^^ '^^ 

Chimney Sweeping, ordinance regulating, on petition for ,^ ^'^ 

Engine House, on Erie street, on leasing of. b'^i.HoV,»h itq 

" " " " on petition for ^ . io^ 

u „ ,. a " Con. in 235 

<1 OKK 

" " Jackson Street, leasing V,'Yt v. .i rr 

and Police Station, near Rolling Mills, on site for Pubiisnea bh 

(t u a " " " « " Con. in 75 

« " near cor. Clark and Division, relative to building of. iVhr v, ri ^p't 

Fire Alarm Boxes, on increasing number of. ^ ubiishecl b< 

a u u « Con in "« 

Box, cor. North Branch and Cherry streets, on petition for ■^■' w'l h ^^s 

Fire Limits South Division, establishing ^ Con in 343 

suspending ordinance relative to ^'"^^^Filed 343 

Ford D. M., on contract with V, ■■!'r"i;!.H lit. 

Pumping Works, on purchase of site for ' "r n in ot 

Steamer Fred Gund, on remonstrance against removal of. iV , r V ! 99 

Water Works, on resolution relative to consuming smoke made at i uoiibuen A■^ 

a 44 4. 44 (( 4' <' " " Oon. in <)^ 

« " on purchase of site for • 



XVT INDEX. 

COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

Page. 

Minor Patent, Street Lamp— relative to Publislied 185 

c. u u (< « Con. in 235 

Mutual Gas Light Co., on petition of Published 234 

a K. " " " Recommitted 243 

« « " " " "'" Published 267 

« ■.'■■■ Filed 291 

On resolution in relation to Gas consumed by Street Lamps Published 101 

» •( <■!■ « " " " " Filed 1G3 



COMMITTEE ON HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

petition for 

North Branch, on cleansing of. ^""- '" '^'^ 



Bridge on Harrison st.,on petition for '^{J^p^'w^ ''^}, 



COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. 

Additional Appropriation for Board of Health, on Published 202 

II u ic « " " " Filed 290 

Charter Amendments, on resolution relative to Co»; in 39 

Clerk of Criminal Court, on payment of fees to 262 

Constables, election of Published 3o5 

Contested election, Blohnie vs. Knickerbocker, in "55 

Corporation Paper, on resolution relative to election of. Filed 133 

DrafendorfF C, to be appointed Police Magistrate, on petition of. Con. in 178 

Extras on Contracts, on communication relative to "^ 133 

Fish Inspector, on annual report of. •■■■ -fj 

" " on ordinance abolishing office of Published 3J 

« « » " « " " " Select Com. 48 

Fitzgerald M., as constable, on appointment of. Con. in 39 

Horse Kailways, right to raise fare, relative to ...Filed 132 

Hose House, relative to title to lot on Cottage Grove ave Con. in 18 

Lake Park, relative to Sed 107 

Laflin G. B., Guardian Reform School, on appointment of. Pubhshed 90 

« u u " " Con. in 106 

Leon J., as special constable, on appointment of. " j^ 

McCauley J. G., as special constable, on appointment of. 1° 

Mayor, to meet with Council, on inviting ...Filed 2b2 

On resolution in relation to legislation for city ^on. in 39 

On petition forrefunding money on North ave. assessment ^^ 54 

On resolution relative to consolidating Park Board 'i^'yr a oq 

On ordinance refunding money on warrant 665 Published 39 

u u u u « Con. in 48 

On resolution refunding money paid for opening FrankHn street Published 90 

II cc u u II " " Con. in 106 

On communication relative to non-payment of assessment for opening Milwaukee aven'.ie " 133 

On suspending collection of assessment for opening Seelye street Pulilished 132 

'^ » ° u (I " " " Con. in 164 

On Mayor's communication relative to vacancy in Police Court, W. D Published 178 

ti u u « « " " • Filed 23o 

Pound ordinance, on petition for Published 132 

u u » u Con. in 164 

Rohrback, .John, Constable, on bond of [[ ^^^ 

Rules and Order of Business, on resolution amending ^^ _^ 

Sergeant Douglas, on charges against •••• ,. , , ^.n 

State's Attorney, of cases not prosecuted, on report of I'umisnea 4U 

a II u u " Con. m 48 

State House Bill, on communication relative to p'i'r V^l ^t'n 

Streets, on amending ordinance relative to 1 ublisliea j^j 

Zitt, F., Constable, on bond of. ^'^^- ^^ ^'^ 

COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

Amending certain ordinances, relative to Pubhshed 144 

Blaney, Wm., on petition for free license Con.^m 44 

Cornfield, J., for free license, on pet. of ^^ '^■;'^ 

DeGempt, J., for free license, on pet. of "•• ^..^ 

Dan Rice's Circus, on veto of resolution relative to Fuuiisnea iu-j 

" on resolution relative to ._^.*ilea -zw 

Herr, fwidow\ on petition for free license Oon.^m L40 

Hyman, B., on petition for free license ^^ ^'^ 

Isaacs, H., on petition for free license „ ^^ 

Johns, Cathrine, on petition for free license j, ^^ 

Keenan P., on petition for free license ■ ^^ . 

Landrath, J., on petition for free license j, |*^ 

Levine, Sarah, on petition for free license „ ^"^ 

Licenses, on granting certain .^ ^" 

McDonald, J. R., on petition for free license..... „ ^93 



Misdemeanors," on amending ordinance relative to. 



INDEX. 



XVII 



Page. 

Keha,tes, to Saloon Keepers, ou making • Published 266 

(( a u " Con. m 277 

Eehnebaum, H., on petition for free license ^" 20 

Rosenberg, B., " " " " ,, J^ 

Soul N " " " " 

Theatres, on fee for Published 266 

u u Con. m 291 

Vehicles, on ordinance amending -^"^^^^^®*^ }t^ 

u ' " « Tabled 172 

Ziegler, J., on petition for free license Con. in 293 

Zempk8y,J., '^ " " • ^ 



COMMITTEE ON LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Annulling assessment for planking alley block 28 School Section Addition, on petition for Con. in 

Annulling assessment for improving Belden avenue, or ordinance for Pub. 

u ° u " " " " Con. in 

Dale, "W., for remission of taxes, on petition of. ^^ 

Eabate on special assessments, on resolution on ^^ 

Street improvements, on repealing certain ordinances for 



20 
62 
79 
62 
62 
170 



COMMITTEE ON MARKETS. 

City Weigher, on report of. ......Filed 102 

Condemned meats, on resolution relative to ^on. in 10^ 

Hay Market, on petition for removal of. ....Pub. 146 

u « " " ...Con. m 210 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, on report of. Filed 102 

Wilson, C, advertising on telegraph poles, on petition of Pub. 146 



COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 



Bathing houses, on erecting of C!on. in 

" « " " at foot of Twenty-fifth St Pub. 

" « " " " " Con. in 

" « " from Board of Health, relative to Con. in 

Bow windows, relative to construction of. Pub. 

" « « " Filed 

Bridewell, on improving for a term of two years Con. in 

Clothing, on furnishing to police and firemen Pub. 

a <« " " Filed 

Concealed weapons, an ordinance relative to carrying Con^^in 

Debris, on removal of. 

Dogs, on registration of. Pub. 

« " « Con. in 

Fruit stands, an ordinance relative to Pub. 

« " " " ; Con. in 

Hitching places, an ordinance relative to Con. in 

Jenan, M., to repair frame house, on petition of. Pub. 

" " « " " " Con. in 

Juvenile Crime, an ordinance for suppression of. Pub. 

« " « « Table 

McKenty, H., compensation for personal injuries, on petition of. Pub. 

" •« " " " Con. in 

Market street, as stand for trucks Pub. 

" « " " ..Con. in 

"Misdemeanors," on amending ordinance, relative to, Published 

« •' " " Con. in 

Northnagle, Ed., on charges against Published 

« ^ ' « « « Filed 

O'Brennan, M. A., for personal injuries • Finance 

Offal Platform, on petition for removal of. at comer 26th and Stewart ave Published 

" " " " " " Con. in 

Olympic Theatre, on petition for suppression of ■ 

Police Station, on bids for site on Archer ave. and Deering st Published 

" " " " " Con. in 

" on erecting near Stock Yards Filed 

Policeman, on stationing at Polk st. bridge Con. in 

Pound Liniits, on petition to extend Published 

" " " Con. in 

" " " Published 

" " " , Con. in 

" " relative to 

Pound Keepers, on communication from Mayor, nominating 

Railroads, on enforcing ordinance relative to 

" on draft of ordinance amending Sec. 11, Chap. 36 Published 

"Social Evil" essay on Finance 

Streets, an ordinance amending Sec. 10, Chap. 45 Published 

UiMnals, on erecting '. 

iii 



178 

228 

243 

266 

143 

210 

44 

214 

243 

266 

344 

241 

251 

142 

171 

143 

106 

143 

143 

172 

144 

172 

142 

171 

142 

171 

31 

33 

23 

44 

49 

143 

64 

75 

214 

266 

20 

26 

44 

49 

142 

174 

266 

64 

23 

311 

142 



XVIII INDEX. 

Page. 

Con. in 171 

Urinals, on erc^ctmg •••••. •• « 266 

Wagon Stand, on LaSalle st, on resolution for Published 101 

Weighing Coal, on delivery 

COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. 

On resolution relative to supplying Aldermen with copies of charter Con. in 102 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Allen & Baitlctt, on bill for work on City Hall ""• ^^ ^eg 

Allen & Mackey, " for carpets for City Hall „ 269 

Baldenweck L. II. on bill for work on City Hall „ -,3 

Council Chamber, on petition for use of. ,, .^^^ 

Curtis H., on petition for payment for work done on City Mall ^,.^^^ -,^^ 

Engine Houses in building on Dearborn School lot.............^.... Published "^^70 

Hogan Wm., on petition for employment as Janitor in City Hall .■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■.■;.„. Con in 277 

" " " 276 

On sundry bills for work done on City Hall „ 294 

On paying cei-faxin vouchers » 2(59 

Sweeney Bro., on bill for work done on City Hall „ ^gg 

Welch R.M., " " " " 



COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS. 

On giving the Chicago and Great Eastern the right to lay track on Rockwell street PubHshed 328 

[[ [[ u " " " .■,V.V.'.'.'.".".'.'.S."andA. W. D. 342 

-I r^-u jc -D n Pubhshed 314 

On enforcing Sec. 1., Chap. .36, B. O ••••••• Published 98 

On repealing ordinance laying track on Lnion street p^^^^^ 292 

On laying track on Van Buren street "."".'.'.............'.".Con. iii 312 

" " " Center avenue and" Lumber street V' gg 

[[ [[ " Lincoln avenue ['[''^[^'^^[''["'Z^^^Z"^^ in ^^ 

Tucker, Gage, and Laurel sts ^"^- ^^^^ 

" " " . '' , " ' '.'.'....... Con. in 292 

" " " Ashland avenue p^^ o^y^ 

On extending time for laying track on Indiana avenue Minority," Pub'. 324 

[[ " [[ [[ " u u ;;;";""''''3."!'"3""""""!^"""'^ con. in 324 

On petition for crossing over track of C. R. L & P. R. R.'at 38th str.et ^'^^^^ 292 

On ordinance to use dummy to clean tracks .'.'.'.'.'.'!.".".'.'.'.'.'.'.".'.*." Con. iii 32 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. 

,T T . T) QT Con. in 202 

Bridewell lands, on leasing N. 14 B. 87 a g^g 

I " a s: 1/Tl 87 'ZZ.\ZZZZZZZ.l'Z.'''^^^^^^^ 

^- /? Con. in 290 

" ' " 293 

Engine house, on Dearborn school lot •■•■•• '-^ .. ^^ ,,.0 

On committee asking purchase of lots in Brand's Addition • ;• Pnn in 179 

On communication in A-lation to right of Board of Education to purchase lurniture Con.^in 179 

On resolution relative to purchase of furniture p^^^_^ -,, 

On removing Kiuzie school building '.".'.'.".'.'.'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'.'..........'..Con. in 78 

On communication from S. Shackford"relatiVe'to"hoiise in Kinzie district .;.^-P^|b. 179 

On resolution relative to school house m Third Ward ; 

lots in block 136, S. S. Addition ^ijf*^ -^'g 

On renting Dearborn school .........Pub. 225 

On leasing " || '.■.■■'.'.'.'.'.■'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'B'ec'omm'ittod' 225 

On site for " Pub. 225 

" '' „ Con. in 14 

On communication relative to school site in 1st Ward ....Pub! 56 

On resolution "■"■■■,■ j-"l""l 'c,nr\ in 293 

asking number of children in Dearborn district Piib 57 

Salaries paid to teachei-s, on communication on .".'.'.'.'.'...."."..'.'.'.'.'riled 75 

" " " " 3Jf; 

School accommodations, in 1st Ward „ gg 

" " " 20th " p^lj 5g 

" '• " Kinzie district u' 9^ 

School house, on erection of, in 3d Ward u 95 

u u c. o^Y*"'*^"!!" '*"■''!:;;::::::::;;::;::::::::::::::::::;::::;;;:::::::;";:::"■" m 

" « corner Lincoln and Fourth streets .'.'.'.. Con ^iii 70 

" « on Calumet ave. near 26th street ...**.V..Con!\n 70 



INDEX, XI5? 

Page, 

School House, on erecting on Kinzie lot „,.,„,..,,....,•••.;••■••:• •••••:-:-;--Con- m 235 

« « " W.Harrison oVr v, ^ oqq 

ii « « " corner Third avenue and Harrison St "^ '^^^^ . „„„ 

,, „ u „ u u u <■<■ " Con. in 296 

" " primary, on erection of on Wentworth ave V.",,.^ a i^n 

« on erecting corner Wentworth ave. and Thirty-third st Published 179 

,, t. (J (( (c ii tc tt it ,.,.. Oon. m Zoo 

School site, near South Branch Eolling Mills, on purchase of. -^"p!!??. 9?t 



on Third avenue. 



purchase of.. 



.Published 334 

Con. in 242 

" 94 



Tuley and Armstrong, on petition for pay for School House plans ^^ 

Walsh James, on petition to purchase land in Calumet ^^ ^ 

Weseman F., " " " " " " u 013 

Widening River, at Polk st „ o,^ 

Wilkneshy D., on petition to lease Scammon School lot 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Boniield St., on petition for extension of. Con. in 59 

Building Line, on remonstrance against changing on Fourteenthst ^^ o» 

Burnside st., on changing name of. ^p^nniTnittPd 21S 

Dearborn St., on opening Sshed ^80 

Emerald st., on vacating ^ p w i^^ 

Grade, sidewalk, on changing on LaSalle st Pni^HJiirH isn 

Grade, on Halsted st. iixing •■ Pub'and Con in 95 

Northern ave., on changing name of. Pub. and Con. n 95 

On Ordinance, for paving Cottage Grove ave., Twenty-second to Thirtieth sts W i^h^^I^ ^zi 

Randolph street, on opening of. ■.■."■... Filed 164 

Third avenue, on paving, with asphalt Published 263 

Sidewalk space, relative to, on State^street ,^ j-^* 

'i " " u u ^^^!!!!!".^^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!iii!!""'^^i"'^"-...-.con in 225 

streets, on ordinance amending ZZ^^ii^^liZZZ;.; Published 310 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Alley, on opening, in Brand's Addition P.Shed ^97 

Bloomingdale road, on opening .'.„. Con in 111 

Center street, on opening '.*.'..". .■;;!^!!co?in 111 

™ " „. " r !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!l^l!!!!!!!!"!!i!"!»i!^i^'"pubiished 95 

Elm street « ^g 

II 1! ''''""^^[[[[^''''"'"[^^^^ Con. in 111 

Franklin street, on remonstrance against opening ^^Co?in 111 

Halsted street, on widening Piihlishpd 96 

Menominee street, on opening Con in 111 

North Branch, on cleansing .".V." ^S^p^H^r^ {([ 

" " on dredging and deepening Pub 96 

Oak St., on opening ::::::z'::z::z::::::::::::":z:z:::z:::z:z^^^^ in m 

On annulling assessment' for opening aiiey in" sVie^^ and Storr's Add Pub. and Con. in 97 

On vacating streets and alley B. 44 and 45, Elston's Add Oon.^in x»z 

On removing lumber from end of Chestnut st ,^ ^^}^ 

Sidewalk spaces, on establishing on Ohio and Ontario sts ^^ r'*^ 

Streets, on communication relative to opening ' 

Viaduct, on constructing on North Clark st B P w! Ill 

Webster ave, on opening pVib'and Con in 96 

Wieland street, on naming ^"»- ^^^ ^^^- ^^ ^^ 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Alley, on ordinance for vacation of, in W. 3^ B. 17, Canal Trustees Subdivision Con. in 84 

Alleys, on ordinance for vacating of, in Sherman's Subdivision i»5 

Cars, on prohibiting from standing on crossings ....ir-uD. yy 

Dobbin street, on changing name of. V;^i^- !» ^^* 

Jackson " " " Con. in i»j 

Milwaukee ave., on petition to be refunded money for opening ■•■■■^^]>- ^ 

tt tc " " " " *..... Ooii. in io 

« " on improving 8 foot space in middle of :^ub. 185 

4( (c u u « " riled Z'±o 

On ordinance amending sec. 13, chap. 36, R. 0., entitled "Railroads" Con. in 111 

Randolph St., on improving eight foot space in p;;,Vh",;"h \Tr. 

Union St., on repealing franchise for track on ' "" l.f, , 7r.t 

(t ii it (c ,,,,. bllGu A^L 

Warrenav.,on changing grade ^' ^- ^' ^^^ 



XX 



INDEX. 



COMMITTEE ON WHAKVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 



Page. 

Ira Judd tract, ou petition relative to sale of ^"^^^Filed 5-' 

......Published Gl 

Con. in G5 

" 213 

Published 21) 

.Recommitted 32 

Police Station, on reservoir lot, relative to " ^l 

Schmidt K. G., on petition for lease of Bridewell ground — ^^?A^ 

Smith H. M.. " to lease reservoir lot 



Lake Park, on petition for lease for ball ground.... 

Lincoln Park Commissioners, on report of. 

Milliman Tract, on resolution, relative to fencing. 



.Recommitted 
.Published 

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;.;.;;;;;;;..;;;... b. p. w. 

South Park Commissioners, on resolution relative to acts of. TablS'temp^ 

It u " " " "'"''..'. Con. in 

.Published 
Con. in 



Water Works, on site for. 



COUNCIL. 
Rules and order of business .\\'".\".V.V.\\";.\V."Pubufhed 

;s u u !!!!!!""""" """!"!!^!!!"!"!"!^"!!"\"!^".. .""..."" Adopted 

'> " " amendment to Rule 35 



■' " " ordered to be published, 
standing Committees, appointment of. 



Regular Meetiu 

Special " 

Regular " 



Dec. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



March 



5, : 

16, 
19, 
26, 

•> : 

y! 

16, 
23, 
30, 

G, 
13, 
20, 
27, 

6, 
13, 
16, 
20, 



Special " 
Regular " 
Special " 
Regular " 




Special " 
Regular " 




Adjourned Regular 
Regular '^ 


Meeting 


Special 

Regular " 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, 
Regular Meeting, 
Adjourned Regular Meeting, 


Regular Meeting, 
Adjourned Regular 


Meeting, 


Regular 
Adjourned Regular 


;; 


Special 
Regular 
Special 
Regular 
Special 
Regular 
Regular " 
Special '' 


= 


1 Regular " 
1 Special " 
; Rearular " 





April 



May 



June 



July 



10, 

17, 

24, 

27, 

1, 

8, 

12, 

15, 

22, 

29, 

1, 



1"-^, 
15, 
17, 
19, 
21, 
22, 
23, 
26, 
27, 
28, 
29, 
30, 
3, 
6, 
10, 
14, 
17, 
20, 
21, 
22, 
24, 
27, 
31, 



8 

15 
28 
31 
4 
22 
1 
4 
8 
J 3 
15 
21 
22 
31 
34 
36 
45 
47 
49 
59 
62 
67 
71 
72 
76 
80 
81 
85 
103 
103 
112 
113 
126 
129 
137 
150 
164 
164 
166 
170 
172 
175 
175 
176 
186 
187 
188 
189 
189 
193 
199 



209 
211 
213 
216 
227 
229 
229 
229 



INDEX. XXI 

Pago. 

Adjourned Eegular Meeting Aug 3, " • 242 

Kegular Meeting, " 7, " ^f^ 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, " 10, " ^o* 

Begular Meeting, *' 14. " ^^Z' 



Adjourned Regular Meeting, " 17, fj}i 

Regular Meeting, " 21, " ^'^ 

^PT^^ " ;' i; " :::;;:::::::::::::::::::::::::;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::^ T^ 

Regular " Sept. 4^ ^^ 279 

14; " '::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::z^^^^^^ 291 

294 

25, " 297 

Special " " 29, " 306 

Regular " Oct. 2 



Special 

Regular " " 18, 



Sp^ial " " 10, " 325 

11, " 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, " 12, " 326 

Regular Meeting, " 16, " '^f 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, " 18. •' ^^» 

Regular Meeting, " 23, " ^^0 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, " 26, " ^^» 

Regular Meeting, " 30. " l^iO 

^°" '' " :••::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: sS 

^f^^^^ :: " 2o: " :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 'S 

» u " 27' " 353 



Special 



COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION. 

Board of Education, on right to purchase furniture Published 24 

u » ' cc u a Schools 32 

Clerk Criminal Court, on payment of fees to •••••• Tabled Temp. 276 

Market, in relation to, on blk 90, S. S. Addition ..Finance l.^J 

Ray, C. C, on proposition in relation to S. Clark st. line.... 4 f ^t?' n 

Respecting title to lot, for hose cart in Oakenwald Addition 1- & W. 6 



ELECTION. 



129 
351 

286 



Briggs, J. B., School Inspector 12th Ward 

City Officers 

Goggin, James, School Inspector, vice Macallister 

Hambelton, C. J., School Inspector, 20th Ward 1^» 

Hammill, R. C, Police Justice, N. D 177 

Holden, C. C. P., Presiding Officer 1 

Moore, Avery, School Inspector, 13th Ward 1^^' 

Queal,R., " " 3rd " 128 

Reynolds, J. S„ " " 10th " |^° 

Scully, D., Police Justice, W. D., 177 



INSPECTOR OF BOILERS. 



Annual report. 



.F. & W. 13 
Filed 41 



INSPECTOR OF FISH. 

Annual report "•■V^"^- 'B, 

u II Judiciary 32 

.> Filed 39 



INSPECTOR OF MINERAL OILS. 
Annual report Pub. and Filed 37 



INVITATIONS. 

Attend annual review of police Accepted 174 

Arrapahoe Indians, to visit, at Farwell Hall ,^ 171 

Base Ball, to witness game between Alderman ••••••• ••••., , ,, )v$r 

Hahn, Dr. H. S., for Council to visit Small Pox Hospital Laid under the table 111 

Hose elevator, to witness exhibition of Accepted 13 

Peace celebration, to attend ^^ .r'' 

Pneumatic car, to witness operation of. ,j 'j}z 

Steamer Chicago. Belle, to take trip on ,, ^^' 

Wilson Scale Cart, to witness test of. • ^'* 



XXTI 



INDEX, 



MAYOR. 

Page. 

2 

Annual message • 2^>4 

Appointing appraisers for hay market site Finance 328 

Asking utmost economy m city affairs .•••••• ■••• Police 104 

Collection of fares on licensed vehicles, why ordinance is not enforced for i^^^ice lu* 

Council, calling special meeting Aug. 25th • „ 278 

" " " " " 28th •• .^g^ 

Erring Woman's Tlefuge, directing Comptroller to pay no money to Judiciary ^32 

Fltzpatrick, M. J., nominating as constable ^ 226 

Giving notice of location of his office and reasons theretor YiieA 233 

Inspectors House of Correction, relative to _. u 209 

Nominating commissioners of House of Correction „ 230 

" ;; ;; :::::::::::::::;:: « 236 

" .. „ c, " 242 

" „ „ » " 245 

.. (( « « ''O* 

" " „ „ « 254 

" „ „ » " 255 

" „ u u ::::::::::::::::::::::;;;"!; " 250 

u " 258 

" 272 

„ u " 272 

;; " " » :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::":"!" " 272 

„ , . ^ Police 4 

Northnagle, E charges against •••••••• ^ Relations 230 

Reform School grounds, relative to -' Licenses 224 

Saloon licenses, communication relative to rebates on ^ ..Filed 215 

Scully, M., charges against 226 

Superintendent-InspectoV;"ofHouseof Co^^^^^ to be given by y"diriarv 109 

Vacancy, in North and West Division police courts "^ „ ^ ^^^ 

" " police courts, relative to.... .■.■."".i.'.'.'.Tabled temp. 36 

Veto of ordinance to purchase water lot Filed 47 

" '• " U lO'T 

resolution authorizing M. Tennan to repair frame house fi'^pnres 151 

fixing price to be paid by Dan Rice's circus iuSa^ 272 

" " leasing Dearborn school Filed 295 

" action on sundry assessments 



-Page- 



ORDERS. 



Adams street, paying for land used in opening 

Allen and Bartlett, paying bill of 

Allen & Mackey, paying bill of 

Alley, B. 3, Archer Addition, cindering •. 

Alley between Halsted, Union, Mitchell and Barber, opening. 

Bathing-house foot of Twenty-fifth street, relative to 

Boldenweck, L., on bill of 

Bridewell, for erection of barn at 

" " " Gas Works at 

City Hall, payment of bills for work on 

Crossings over railway tracks, to construct 



Curtis, H., paying bills of 

Douglas Monument, paying taxes on 

Edwards' Directorj', for purchase of. •• •• 

Engine-house site comer Archer and Deering sts, purchase ot 

" " near Rolling Mill, purchase of. 

" " comer Clark and Division, purchase of. 

" " on W. Jackson street, sale of. 

" " on W. Erie street, sale of 

Gi?i?g Bol^fof S'd^ 



261 
276 
270 
280 

46 
225 
269 
168 
141 
276 
294 
5 
280 
269 
132 
262 

65 

67 
293 
356 

41 



roads 



Goethe street, for sidewalk on 

Guerin, Dr., paying bill of. 

Hay Market, purchase of site for 

Hoffman, C, paying S250 to 

Hogan, J. H., pajing bill of. 

Improvements, relative to 

" of Waterworks Park. 



1 












\l 


1 


s 


•^ 


P^ 


hJ 




26] 






270 






270 






40 




243 


261 
271 
168 
141 
276 




294 






269 


270 
132 




290 






65 


75 
75 
293 
356 
41 
288 

128 

289 




210 


212 
234 




310 


84 





130 



INDEX. 



XXIII 



Ira Judd tract, exchange of. 

La Salle st, improvement of..... 

" " lighting 

" " tunnel, sprinkling. 
Lamps on Hubbard st 

" " Lincoln ave 

" " Pearson st 

" " Newberry av 

Leasing S. i^ B. 87 S. S. Add..., 
Lomax John, paying $200 to.... 
Lincoln ave., improvement of..., 

Martin D., pay $100 to 

Market Hall, giving use of, 

Mayor, procuring portrait of.... 

Miner st. lamp, purchase of. 

McKinty H., pay $300 to 

Nash M., paying $175 to 

North Branch, cleaning 



Pine St., widening 

Pumping at Bridgeport.. 



Randolph st., opening 

Railroads, enforcing ordinance relative to 

Receipts and expenditures, relative to 

Removal of building on N. Water st 

Rose & Chapman, pay bill of. 

Saloon licenses, rebates on., 

School house on Calumet av 

" " corner Third ave. and Harrison 

» " " Wentworth ave. and Thirty-third. 



onW. Polkst 

" " on W. Harrison st 

" " Twelfth, near Third ave 

" site near S. Branch Rolling Mill 

" " for Dearborn School 

" land rents 

Scholars in Dearborn District, relative to... 

Sewer on Finnell st 

Sidewalk on May st 

" " Howard st 

" " Ray ave 

" " Wentworth ave 

" " N.Clark st 

" Mitchell st 

" in Fifth Ward 

" in Sixth Ward 

Smith G. C, paying for land, &c 

Stewart ave., removal of obstructions from . 

Swiney Bros., pay bill of 

Telegraph poles, advertising on 

Twenty-seventh st., improvement of 

Urinals, erecting 

Van Osdel J. M., paying bill of. 

Viaduct on N. Clark st., relative to 

Water Works, to use anthracite coal 

" " smoke made by 

Water Fund, transfer of money from 

Welch R. M., pay bill of. 

Wilson C. L., pay for damages 



150 

164 

133 

176 

340 

137 

11 

224 

58 

293 

307 

179 

95 

293 

214 

234 

226 

293 

216 

296 

315 

273 

68 

167 

62 

298 

85 

137 

17 

296 

269 

128 

296 

142 

14 

330 

151 

114 

355 

269 

89 



296 

179 235 
95 111 
293 



269 



34 

330 

287 
349 
81 
288 
288 

354 
68 
77 
310 
132 
253 
232 
354 
47 
186 

150 
164 



340 
137 



261 
130 

296 
214 
251 

258 



269 



269 



85 
137 

25 



296 

171 

14 

330 



355 
270 
106 



XXIV 



INDEX. 



ORDINANCES. 



I'age.- 



GENERAL. 



Alley B. 16 Johnston, Koberts and Storr's Add., repealing order for opening... 
Alley B. 16 Johnston, Roberts and Storr's Add., annuling assessment for upea 



s« 



ing 

Annulling assessment planking alley B. 28, S. S. Add. 
u u » « B. 117, " 

" " paving Belden ave 

" " " .Fulton st 



« " " Lydiast 

" " " sundry streets 

« " " Twenty-third st 

« " " Twenty-fourth st, 

» " " Twenty -sixth and Twenty-first sts... 

Appropiations for year 1871 

Bow windows, relative to 

Bread, regulating sale of. 

" fixing price of 

Breweries, location of 

Bridges, getting on 

Buildings, moving 

Burnside st., changing name of 

Burr Fund, investing 

Coal, regulating sale and delivery of 

Columbus, Chicago, and Indiana Central Railroad, relative to 

Concealed weapons, concerning carrying 

Coolidge street, changing name of 

Debris, removal of 

Deficiency, paving Wabash ave. and W. Randolph st., making up. 

Dobbin st., changing name of 

Dogs, taxation and registration of 



Dummy engine, authorizing use of. 

Ellis ave., repealing ordinance for graveling. 
Fire limits, defining 



" extending 

" suspending enforcement of ordinance relative to 

Fires, prevention of. 

Fish Inspector, aboUshing ofiBce of. 

Gas, relative to consumption of. • 

Grades of streets in S. D.. 

W. D 

N. D 

Grade of Halsted street 

" Wabash ave., and State street 

" streets between Van Buren, Steele, Ashland and Western aves. 

Grand Haven St., changing name of 

Hitching rings 

Jackson st., changing name of 

Jenam M., to repair frame house, authorizing 

Lane place, naming 

Leasing Dearborn School from Rand, McNally & Co 

Mai'ble place, naming 

Markets, amending ordinance relating to 

Market st., designating as truck stand 

Milwaukee ave., improvement of 

Misdemeanors amending Sec. 9 and 10 of ordinance relative to 

" " Sec. 23 of the ordinance relative to 

Mutual Gas Light Co. relative to 



Northern ave., changing name of 

Peddlers, amending ordinance relating to 

" authorizing to use certain portion of sidewalk space. 

Petroleum, regulating storage of, &c ■ 

Pounds, amending ordinance relative to 



P o 

III 



Railroads, amending Sec. 11 of ordinance relating to 

Railroads, amending Sec. 1.3, of ordinance relating to 

Railroad track, exending time for laying, on Indiana ave •■•••• 

" " on Centre st. and Lincoln ave., authorizing construction of..... 
" on S. Clark, authorizing X. C. C. R. & C. C. R. to connect 

" " on W. Tan Buren st., extending 

" " on Tucker, Gage and Laurel sts., authorizing construction of., 
Randolph st., improvement of, &c 



97 131 I 



134 



217 



95 



155 



22 
75 
12 
82 
64 
63 

64 
155 
210 
297 
325 
353 
125 
150 
153 
227 
101 
328 
245 

73 
344 
292 
150 
150 
155 

28 
314 
174 
3261 
328| 338 
331 1 
357 
339 
327 
5 
174 
328 
140 
341 
139 
177 
217 
242 
109 
185 
127 

81 
225 
128 
145 
142 

51 1 185 
145! 
2941 

128! 142' 
235! 
2671 

81! 95 
145 

85 1 142 

103! 

5| 20 

oi 20 

51 201 

44: I 

861 1.51' 

48! 64! 

32 99! 
296 3131 

89: 125J 
311! 1 

13! 2921 



143 



131 
20 
134 

217 
14 

82 
64 

64 
204 



325 



343 



79 



95 
212 



153 
131 

271 

215 
344 

264 
251 
251 
32 
314 



.343 
331 



328 



272 
95 
170 
171 



343 



328 



341 

228 



242 
227 
185 
131 



135 
215 
232 



48 



257 



215 
243 



112 

228 

26 

26 

35 

49 

161 

79 

111 

348 

127 

350 

349 



291 
228 



313 

5ll 



INDEX. 



XXV 



Remoral of obstructions from Michigan st 

B«subdivi8ion of B. 13, Harding's Sub., Sec. 11 

« B. 9, Morton's " " • 

Sedgwick St., changing name of. 

Sidewalk space on Ashland avenue, establishing 

" " Dearborn st., " 

" " LaSallest, " 

" " Ohio & Ontario sts. " 

" " State St., " 

" " Wabash ave., " 

SpiritouB Liquors, amending ordinance relative to 

Streets, manner of improving 

" amending Sec. 10 of ordinance, relative to 

(( <( «< «' " 

U (t «t « '« 

street Improvements, repealing ordinances for 

Taxes for 1871, levying 

Theatres, fixing license fee for 

Thirteenth St., naming 

Truck Stand, relative to 

Union st., repealing franchise of I, R. Diller, for laying track on 

Vehicles, amending ordinance relative to 

Vincennes ave., repealing ordinance for improving 

Warrant 665, refunding money collected on 

Water Fund, transfer of $200,000 from 

Water Works, purchase of site for 

Widening river at Polk street 

Wieland St., naming 



1 






Page 




i 


1 


ll 


« 


il 


1 


1 


1 


1 


84 














25 


32 


98 


131 








25 


32 


98 


131 








68 














99 


246 


265 


291 








150 




150 


215 








153 






153 








125 


184 




243 








104 


134 


165 


214 








137 






225 








347 










■ 




104 


144 


170 






215 




45 








58 






5 


90 








107 




310 














311 














86 


141 




ITO 








342 






342 








145 


165 


291 








215 


135 


215 




215 








245 














83 


98 










13C 


185 








242 






128 


145 






172 






127 






127 








6 


39 




48 








344 


355 




355 








27 




27 


35 


47 


36 




174 


253 


291 










213 




213 


233 








96 




96 


112 









GAS SERVICE PIPES 



-U'-a' 



s« 



Adams, Ashland to Robey - 247 

Canalport, Halsted to Morgan 218 

Chicago, Sangamon to Milwaukee 247 

Depuyster, Desplaines t» Halsted 247 

Division, North Branch to Milwaukee ave 323 

Green, Madison to Harrison i 1^4 

Halsted, Indiana to the river | 104 

Harrison, Halsted to Center j 218 

Indiana, Desplaines to Rucker 154 

Madison, Robey to Western.... 

Milwaukee, Elston to Division 

" Division to North 

Randolph, Halsted to Union... 

Twelfth, Halsted to Center j 218 

Warren, Ahsland to Leavitt I 218 

Washington, Ashland to Leavitt I 218 



LAMP POSTS. 



Belden place, on 

Bickerdike, near Chicago ave 

Brown, Mitchell to r2th 

Butterfield, 31st to 33d 

Calumet, 20th to 21st 

Carroll, Paulina to Wood 

Center, Hurlbut to Burling 

Chicago ave. and Wessen street, corner of 

Clark, Randolph to Washington 

Cottage Grove, Douglas to Egan 

Desplaines, Harrison to Twelfth 

Elizabeth, Randolph to Washington 

iv 



-Page. 



268 



65 



XXVI 



INDEX. 



Ellis Park, in 

Elston, Milwaukee to Wade 

Forrest, Taylor to Twelfth 

Franklin, Menominee to Wisconsin 

Fulton, Leavitt to Perch 

Goethe, Clark to Dearborn 

Goethe, State to Astor 

Green, Washington to Madison 

Griswold, south of Polk 

Gurley, May to Blue Island 

Harrison, Canal to Beach 

Hope, Morgan to Blue Island 

Illinois, Wells to Kinsbury 

Indiana ave., near Thirteenth street 

Johnson, Maxwell to Twelfth 

Langley, Egan to 250 feet south 

Larrabee, Menominee to North ave 

Larrabee, Crosby to Division 

LaSalle street tunnel, Randolph to Lake. 

LaSalle, Kinzie to New North Water 

Macalister, Center to Sibley 

Market, Chicago to Division 

Mather, Desplaines to Halsted 

May, Laketo Randolph 

May, Harrison to Twelfth 

Maxwell, Blue Island to Canal 

Michigan, Pine to St. Clair 

Michigan, Douglas to Egan 

Miller, Harrison to Taylor 

Milwaukee, Division to North 

Mitchell, Stewart to Center 

Morgan, Mitchell to Twelfth 

Newberry, Maxwell to Galena R. R 

Noble, Milwaukee to North 

Paulina, Jackson to Yan Bureu 

Pearson, Rush to Pine 

Pearson^ Wells to 200 feet east 

Peoria, Madison to Adams 

Pine, Chicago to Whitney 

Rhodes ave., Crittenden to University 

Rhodes ave., Douglas to University 

Sampson, Blue Island to Ashland 

Schiller, Clark to Franklin 

Sedgwick, North to Wisconsin 



217 
2:i9 

6 
260 
268 
32.3 
140 1 
154 235 
307 
308 
288 
169 
227 
246 
240 



270 
34! 

322' 
2181 
3081 
140l 
260 
240 
217 
227 
323 
240 
260 
308 
218 
240 
308 
218 
308 
240 
2181 



217| 
239 

461 
240l 
260 1 
268 1 
323 
140 
235 
307 
308 
288 
235 
287 
268 
240 
240 
276 

65 
311 
322 
218 
308 
140 
260 
240 
217 
227 
323' 
240! 
3111 
308 
218 
240 
308 
218 
308 
240 
218 



227 i 227 
246 268 268 
240 I ! 240 
240l 240 



I 312 



227 



312 



46| 



Sophia to Center 240 

Silver, Harrison to Gurley 259 

South Dearborn, 29th to 33d 

State, 32d to Douglas 1 

Thirteenth, Michigan to Indiana 

Thirty-first, S. Dearborn to Butterfield >■■ 

Thirty-first, S fate to Burnside j 

Thirty-second, S. Park to Rhodes ' 

Throop, Taylor to Twelfth | 

Twentieth, State to Indiana | 

Twenty-second, Halsted to Union 

Twenty-second, Union to bridge 

Wabash, Thirty-third to Douglas \ 

Washir'gton ave., Carroll to St. Johns 

Water Works, on wall around ; 

Western, Yan Buren to Lake i 

Wood, Hubbard to Indiana \ 

University place and Rhodes ave., corner of | 

OPENINGS, WIDENINGS AND EXTENSIONS. j ; ! 

Alley B. 51 C. T. Sub. W. 34, S. E. i^. Sec. 21, opening ••' 217i 265; 277 

Arch St., Archer to Thirty-first, widening ; 189: j 

Milwaukee avenue, to Canal and Lake, opening j 288, | 288 

Reuben, Southwestern to Madison, widening ! 307l \ 307 



312 

46' 46 

235; 235 

3121 312 

240 

65! 65 



PRIVATE DRAINS. 



Adams, Ashland to Robey 

Archer, slip to Halsted 

Blue Island, Twelfth to Sixteenth 

Calumet, Twentieth to Twentj'-first 

Charles, Fifth to Franklin 

Chicago, Milwaukee to Reuben 

Chicago, Milwaukee to lot 7, B. 99, Elstou's Add. 



87 
288 1 
231 ! 
227 i 
285, 
260 



i 87 
i 288 
I 231 
i 227 
285 
260 



INDEX. 



XXVII 



-Page.- 



Clark, S. Water to Polk 

Cottage Grove, Twenty-second to Twenty-ninth. 

Cottage Grove, Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth 

Depuyster, Desplaines to Halsted 

Division, Noble to Milwaukee 

Douglas, South Park to I. C. R. R 

Franklin, Adams to Van Buren 

Green, Fulton to Harrison 

Goethe, Sedgwick to Clark 

Huron, Towsend to Kingsbury 

Illinois, Slate to St. Clair 

Illinois, Wells to Kingsbury 

Jackson, Canal to Halsted 

Kingsbury, Chicago to Erie 

Larrabee, Chicago to Clybourne 

Madison, Center to Robey 

Madison, Robey to Western 

Madison, State to Michigan 

Market, Chicago to Division 

Michigan, Thirteenth to Douglas 

Michigan, Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth 

Michigan, Pine to St, Clair 

Milwaiikee, Division to North 

Monroe, Halsted to Aberdeen 

North, LaSalle to Dearborn 

Oak, Clark to Wells 

Oak, Wells to Larrabee 

Ontario, Clark to State 

Ontario, Clark, to Kingsbury 

Pearson, Rush to Lot 10, B. 20, Sec. 3 

Peoria, Fulton to Harrison 

Pine, Chicago to Whitney 

Quincy, Clark to Market 

Rush, Chicago to Elm 

Schiller, Sedgwick to Dearborn 

Sedgwick, Chicago to Division — 

Sheldon, Randolph to Depot place 

Sheldon, Randolph to Madison 

Sixteenth, State to Michigan 

State, Elm to Schiller 

Superior, Clark to Kingsbury 

Superior, Clarlc to Dearborn 

Taylor, Wells to Clark 

Third ave., Jackson to Taylor 

Twelfth, Halsted to Center 

Twelfth, Center to Loomis 

Twentieth, State to Calumet 

Twenty-second, State to Grove 

Twenty-third, State to S. Park 

Twenty-fourth, Wabash to Calumet 

Twenty-eighth, State to Wabash 

Union, Hubbard to Indiana 

Union Park place, Lake to Depot place 

Wabash, Twenty-ninth to Douglas 

Warren, Ashland to Leavitt 

Washington, Ashland to Leavitt 



SIDEWALKS. 



"A," Clybourne to Dominick 

Archer, Willow to Webster 

Armitage, Elston to Wendell 

Auburn, Attica to Douglas , 

Baldwin, Kinzie to Hubbard 

Better, May to Sholto 

Bissell, Willow to Center 

Blackhawk, Larrabee to Clybourne 

Blackhawk, Sedgwick to Hurlbut 

Bloomingdale, Milwaukee to City Limits. 

Brown, Maxwell to Sixteenth 

Brown, Mitchell to Maxwell 

Buddan, Bushnell to Twenty-sixth 

Bunker, Desplaines to Beach 

BurUng, Sophia to Webster 

Burnside, Thirty-fifth to Thirty-seventh.. 
Burnside, Thirty-third to Thirty-fourth... 

Butler, Archer to Twenty-fourth 

California, Lake to Harrison 

Calumet, Twentieth to Twenty-first 



289 

86 
275 
125 
219 

83 
309 
219 

87 
239 

87 
7 

86 
288 
288 

83 

87 

140 

7 

218 

239 

87 
125 
260 



105 



105 
105 



219 

125 

275 

154 

83 

309 

285 

83 

309 

87 

87 

289 

219 

284 

83 

154 

86 

285 

154 

105 

87 

87 

83 

285 

260 

289 

87 

87 



274 
140 

60 
221 
223 
140 
104 
284 
7 
238 

24 

154 
222 
78 
154 
104 
154 
259 



105 



180 



105 



184 



180 



285 
289 
289 

86 
275 
125 
219 
105 
309 
219 

87 
239 

87 
7 

86 
288 
288 
106 

87 

140 

7 

218 

239 

87 
125 
260 
105 
105 
219 
125 
275 
183 
105 
309 
285 
105 
309 

87 

87 
289 
219 
284 
105 
180 

86 

285 

180{ 

105 

87 

87 

105 

285 

260 

289 
87 
87 



274 

100 
221 
223 
184 
104 
284 

19 
238 

42 
135 
181 
222 

78 
180 
104 
181 

259 

18 



XXVIII 



INDEX. 



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1 


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Carpenter, George to termiuus 

Carroll, Reuben to Leavitt 

Clark, Division to North 

Cleaver, Division to BratUey 

Cleaver, Milwaukee to Division 

Clybourne, Webster to Reuben , 

Clybourne, Eilgrove to Wood 

Cornelia, Milwaukee to Noble 

Crippen, State to Indiana 

(JroHsing, Ridgville to Elston 

Damen, May to Sholte 

Dashiel, Douglas to Lyman 

Dayton, Sophia to Clay 

Dearborn, Division to North 

Deering, Archer to Thirty-first 

Depot, Reuben to Ada 

Desplaines, Harrison to Polk 

Diller, Indiana to Fourth 

Division, Robey to Wood 

Douglas, S. Park to I. C. R. B 

" Wentworth to Stewart 

'' Halsted to Wallace 

Dorman, Jefferson to Blair 

E. Halflted to Rucker 

Egan, S. Park to Wentworth 

" Wentworth to Butterfi eld 

" Vincennes to South Park ave. 

Egania, Hoyne to Robey 

Elgin, Purple to Stewart 

Ellis, Douglas to Egan 

" Vincennes to Cottage Grove.... 

Elston, Fullerton to city limits 

Erie, Wood to Hoyne 

" Carpenter to Milwaukee 

Eugenie, Wells to Sedgwick 

Evans, May to Centre 

Evergreen, Milwaukee to Leavitt.... 

Ewing, Robey to Hoyne 

Farrell, Thirty -first to Lyman 

Fisk, Evans to Twenty-second 

Fleetwood, Elston to Redfield 

Flournoy, Hoyne to Leavitt 

Fourth ave.. Twelfth to Fourteenth. 

" Hariison to Taylor 

Fowler, Evergreen to Leavitt 

" Robey to Hoyne 

Frank, Blue Island to Waller 

Tremont, Willow to Webster 



Front, Fifth to Dix 

Gano, S. Park to Prairie 

Garibaldi, Swift to Whitehouse 

George, Carpenter to Fifth 

Goethe, Clark to Dearborn 

State to " 

Grand Haven, State to Astor 

" " Astor to the lake 

Green, Indiana to Milwaukee 

Halsted, Willow to Centre 

" Fourth to Chicago ave 

" Centre to Fullerton 

Harrison, Rockwell to California.... 

" Ashland to Western 

Hart, Kinzie to Hubbard 

Hermitage, York to Harrison 

Holstein, Milwaukee to Wilmot 

Holt, Blackhawk to Blanche 

Howard, Centre to May 

Hoyne, Kinzie to Second 

" Fowler to Evergreen 

" " " LeMoyne 

" Milwaukee to North 

Hubbard, Jefferson to Rucker 

Hurlbut, Blackhawk to Clybourne., 

Indiana, Robey to Western 

Jackson, Sangamon to Loomis 

" Ashland to Southwestern.. 
Joseph, C, A. & St. L. to Archer.... 

Keeley, Lyman to Thirty-first 

Knerr, Clybourne to Sheflaeld 



7 
223 
259 
221 

78 
140 

63 

78 
221 
154 

24 
224 
7 
110 
284 
2: 

275 
140 

70 
323 
324 
259 
27 
154 
7 
139 



104 

221 

46 

223 

110 

63 

24 

7 

324 

154 

221 

22: 

110 

284 

140 
223 
139 

24 
7 

24 
289 
154 

83 

60 
140 
259 
284 
259 
258 
223 
323 
7 
110 
284 
224 
223 
110 
239 
224 



19 



28 
275 
221 
100 
104 

19 
223 
259 
221 

78 
184 

95 

78 
221 
182 
223 
224 

29 
110 
284 
238 
275 

95 
323 
324 
259 
275 
181 

12 
181 

28 
184 
104 
221 

60 
223 
110 

95 

43 
223 
324 
181 
221 
223 
110 
284 

18 
183 
223 
181 1 

411 

29! 

41! 
289 1 
1821 

loo! 

183 

259 
284 
259 
258 
223 
323 
29 
110 
284 
224 
223 
110 
2391 
2241 

19! 

2841 
222! 

78: 
181j 
104 

191 



INDEX. 



XXIX 



-Fage.- 



i \i 



Laflin, Coolidge to Sixteenth. 
Lake, Halsted to Union 



42 



" California to Central 

La Salle, Division to Clark 

Laurel, Douglas to Egan 

Leavenworth. Wabansia to North. 
Leavitt, Kinzie to Indiana 

" Harrison to Floumoy 

" North to Evergreen 

Lee, Hoyne to Bobey 



Lemoyne, Robey to Hoyne 

" Leavitt to " 

Lincoln, Sophia to Webster 

" Madison to Jackson 

Lytle, Taylor to Gilpin 

Mc Arthur, Schiller to North 

Madison, Hoyne to Leavitt 

" Rockwell to Central Park 

Main, Archer to Wrong 

Mantene, Milwaukee to terminus 

Marshfield, Harrison to Van Buren 

Menominee, Clark to Sedgwick 

" Larrabee to Sedgwick 

Michigan, Douglas to Thirty-seventh... 

" " Egan 

Milwaukee, Eucker to Division 

" Bloomingdale to Western. 

Mitchell, Paulina to Wood 

Monroe, Western to Campbell 

Moorman, Houston to Fowler 



Morgan, Pi-att to Chicago 

Napoleon, Wallace to Hanover 

Oakley, Harrison to Floumoy 

" Fulton to Indiana 

Ontario, St. Clair to Kingsbury •••• 

Orchard, Willow to Webster 

Park, Robey to Evergreen 

" Reuben to Western 

" Ashland to " 

Paulina, Van Buren to Tyler 

" " Taylor 

Peck, Wicker Park to Milwaukee 

Perch, Fulton to Kinzie 

Plum, Loomis to Laflin 

Polk, Ashland to Paulina 

Pratt, Green to Milwaukee 

Ray, S. Park to Thirtieth 

Redfield, Elston to McHenry 

Rueben, Division to Milwaukee 

Reuben, Clybourn to FuUerton 

Ridgeville, Milwaukee to North 

Robey, Wabansia to Peterson ■ 

Robey, Fowler to Evergreen 

Robey, Fulton to Kinzie 

Robey, Fulton to Kinzie 

Robey, Fowler to Ewing 

Rumsey, Division to Emily 

Sampson, Lincoln to Wood 

Samuel, Chicago to Augusta 

Schiller, Sedgwick to State 

Seelye, Madison to Van Buren 

Seward, Sixteenth to Canalport 

Sheffield, North to Clybourn 

Sheridan, Purple to 4U0 feet west 

Shurtleft; Twenty-sixth to Thirty-first 

Snell, Chicago to Second 

Southport, Clybourn to FuUerton 

South Park, Twenty-sixth to Douglas 

Stanton, Thirty-seventh to Egan 

State, Twentieth to Twenty-first 

Stewart, Twenty-sixth to Alexander 

Stewart, Twenty-ninth to McGregor 

Stewart, Twelfth to Meagher 

Street between Grand Haven, Mercer, Bond, Astor and Stone streets. 
Street betwen Vincennes, Cottage Grove, Wahpanseh and Egan aves.. 

Taylor, Ashland to Paulina 

" Robey to Wood 



259 
274 
238 
324 
323 
239 
223 
274 
222 
110 
222 
24 
222 



259 
154 

78 
258 



135 
12 



181 



221 

222 

284 

60 

83 

154 

259 

83 

7 

239 

324 

140 

224 

7 

7 

275 

238 

110 

221 

274 

284 

78 

78 

110 

77 

24 
221 
223 
224 

24 
110 
140 
239 
110 
140 
222 

83 
154 
"i 
154 
239 
111 
275 
259 
222 
259 
275 
222 

83 
139 
284 
324 



42 

274 

239 

259 

274 

238 

324 

323 

239 

223 

274 

222 

110 

222 

42 

222 

135 

12 

323 

259 

181 

78 

258 

18 

18 

222 

221 

222 

284 

100 

135 

184 

259 

100 

133 

239 

324 

183 

183 

224 

12 

12 

275 

238 

110 

221 

274 

284 

78 

78 

110 

77 

19 

43 

221 

223 

224 

110 
184 
239 
110 

222 
100 
183 
222 
182 
239 
111 
275 
259 
222 
259 
275 
222 
98 
181 
284 
324 



XXX 



INDEX. 



I'age- 



' a>r3 

'11 



Thirtieth, Garibaldi to Wentwoith 

Thirty-first, Clark to Wentworth 

" Ashland to Long John 

Thirty-second, Indiana to Prairie 

Thirty -third, South Dearborn to Wentworth.. 

" Buddan to Arnold 

Thirty-seventh, Cottage Grove to South Park. 

" Ellis to Lake ave 

Townes, Xorth ave. to terminus 

Twelfth, Halsted to Ashland 

Twenty-second, Wentworth to the bridge 

Twenty-sixth, " Stewart 

Twenty-seventh " State 

Union, Twenty-second to Lumber 

Van Buren, Ashland to Robey 

Vincenues, Douglas to Egan 

Wabansia, Elston to McIIenry 

Wabash, Douglas to Crippen 

Ward, Jefferson to Lumber... 

Warren , Southwestern to Leavitt 

Washington, Ashland to Lea^tt 

Water, Dearbora to Wells 

Wayman, Jefferson to Halsted 

Wentworth, Thirty-third to Crippen 

Western, Kinzie to Chicago 

Wilcox, Western to Campbell 

Wilmot, Leavitt to Holstein 

Winchester, Tyler to Van Buren 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Aberdeen, Madison to Harrison, paving 

Adams, Canal to Halsted, paving 

" Reuben " " 

Alley, W. 14 B. 46, sec. 17, cindering 

" B. 3 Archer Add. " 

" B. 7 C. S. Sub. S. E. ^4 Sec. 28, planking 

" B. 5 Ft. Dearborn Addition, " 

" B. 4 Morgan's Sub., Sec. 12, " 

" B. 1 & 10 Brand's Addition, " 

" B. 3 & o " " " 

" B. 17 Butler, Wright & Webster's Addition, planking... . 

" B. 8 Walker's Sub., Sec. 28 

„ bet. Union, Ruble, Sixteenthand Eighteenth 

" Jefferson, Clinton, Taylor and DeKoveu, planking. 

" " Halsted, Blue Island, Taylor and Forquer " 

" " Kinzie, Michigan, Market and Kingsburj^ " 

" " Rucker, Elizabeth, Hunt and Fourth " 

" " Laflin, Loomis, Taylor and Nebraska " 
Archer, Halsted to river, paving 



Ashland, Madison to Tyler, paving 

Belden, Clark to Halsted, cindering j.. 

Blue Island, Twelfth to Sixteenth, paving 

Calumet, Twenty-sixth to Twenty-ninth, paving.... 

Twentieth to Twenty-first, " 

Canal, Madison to Twelfth, paving 

Canal, Twelfth to Sixteenth, paving 

Carl, LaSalle to Wells, grading 

" " " pa^dng 

Center ave., Blue Island to Twenty-second, paving . 

Charles, Fifth ave., to Franklin, paving 

Chestnut, LaSalle to Clark, paving 

Chiciigo, Milwaukee to Reuben, paving 

Clark, the river to Madison, repairing 



77, 

591 

221 

18l| 

275 

2741 

12i 

222 1 

42 1 

1 224! 

I 324! 

: 275! 

1 221! 

100 i 100 

I 274' 

182 { 182 1 

100 100 

t 221 



•2 a 



181 



12i 



42 



" Madison to VanBuren, " 

Clinton, Van Buren to Harrison, paving 

Clybourn , North to Willow, cindering 

Cottage (irove. Twenty-second to S. Park, paving.... 
« « " to Thirtieth, paving,, 

" " Twenty-ninth, " " 

« " •' S.Park, " . 

Curtis, Lake to Madison, paving 

Division, Milwaukee to river, paving 

Eagle, Desplaines to Halsted, paving 

Ellis, Douglas to Egan, graveling 

Elston, Fullerton to Sec. 30, cindering 

Elston, Milwaukee to North, cindering 



322 
153 
231 
125 
110 
246 
219 
231 
246 
220 
12 
231 
220 
238 
322 
238 
219 
154 
220 



1 224 

233i 2331 

12: 12l 

, 221 1 
223 i 
I 2581 
' 284 
i 259 



320 
i 307 i 
i 307; 
1 322 i 
339 1 339 
' 231; 
1 231 i 



213 



246 



263 



184 



178 
133 

1821 
321 i 
321! 

11 

# 

322 
153' 
231 
1771 
133! 
246 j 

246; 

231: 
310 
220: 
246 
I 
22o! 
2381 
322 
238: 
219 
184' 
2201 



I 



263: 



INDEX. 



XXXI 



-Page.- 



Foster, Polk to Harrison, grading 

Fourth, Jackson to Twelfth, paving 

Fourth, Twelfth to Fourteenth, filling 

Franklin, Kinzie to Division, filling 

Fulton, Olnton to Sangamon, paving 

Goethe, Clark to Astor, cindering 

Halsted, river to North ave., filling 

Hubbard, Sucker toEobey, paving 

" Desplaines to Eucker, paving 

" Milwaukee to " " — 

Huron, State to St. Clair, paving 

" Wells to Kingsbury, pavin g 

Illinois, " " " 

Indiana, Noble to Paulina, " 

Jackson, State to Michigan, " 

'• Canal to Halsted, filling 

" Michigan ave. to State, paving 

Jefferson, VanBuren to Harrison, paving... 

" " Kandolph, paving.. 

Lake, Western ave. to City Limits, gravel. 

" Halsted to Eeuben, paving 

LaSalle, Kinzie to N. Water, paving 

" Michigan to Chicago ave., paving. 



Madison, State to river, paving 

" " Michigan, paving 

" Western ave. to City Limits, gravel 

Market, Eandolph to Madison 

Michigan ave. and Park place, gravel 

" Twenty-second to Twenty-ninth, gravel. 

" Tvrenty-uinth to Thirtieth, gravel 

" Thirtieth to Douglas, gravel 

Milwaukee, Division to North, paving 

Oak, Sedgwick to Larrabee, filling 

Oak, Sedgwick to Clark, filling 

Oak, Clark to Larrabee, paving 

Oak, Lake ave. to city limits, gravel 

Peoria, Fulton to Harrison, paving ■ 



" " " Van Buren, paving 

Polk, Halsted to Ellsworth, paving 

'• " to Center, paving 

Eandolph, Michigan to bridge, paving.... 

Eeese, Halsted to Clybourn, paving 

Eiver, South Water to Michigan, paving. 



Eush, Chicago to Elm, paving 

Sangamon, Fulton to Van Buren, paving 

School street, in B. 48, S. S. Add., planking 

Schiller, Sedgwick to Dearborn, paving 

Sedgwick, Erie to Chicago ave., filling 

Sheldon, Lake to Depot, paving 

" " Eandolph, paving 

Southwestern, Madison to Harrison, paving 

'^ " to Twelfth, macadamizing. 

State, Elm to Schiller, paving 

State, river to Madison, paving 

Siiperior, Wells to Clark, paving 

Superior, Clark to State, paving 

Taylor, State to Clark, paving 

Third ave., Jackson to Taylor, paving 



Thirty-first, State to Cottage Grove, paving 

Twenty-second, State to Wentworth, " 

" " " Grove " 

" Morgan to Throop, planking 

Twenty-ninth, State to Cottage Grove, paving 

Union, Milwaukee to Indiana, paving 

Union Park place. Lake to Depot, paving 

Van Buren, Halsted to Loomis, paving 

Wabash, Twenty-ninth to Douglas, paving 

Wabash, Twenty-second to Twenty-ninth, paving. 
Wayman, Jefferson to Halsted, filling 



169 

220 
220 
322 
217 
320 
298 
322 
65 

323 
231 
139 
320 
220 
288 
307 
!77 
320 
125 
307 
321 
288 
220 
321 
219 
125 
220 
220 
307 
104 
258 
125 
309 
298 
238 
321 
238 
288 
298 
321 
231 
321 
298 
219 
322 
246 
307 
125 
169 
110 
246 
247 

125 

238 

298 

220 

178 

220 

238 

139 

298 

298 

220 

75 

322 

231 

i 246 

I 321 

284 

I 307 

I 321 



263 



183 



312 

220 
220 
322 



322 
275 
60 
323 
231 
243 



307 
177 
320 
135 
307 
321 
288 
220 
321 
219 
135 
220 
220 
307 
104 
258 
125 



238 
321 
238 
288 
298 
321 
231 
321 
298 
219 
322 
246 
307 
311 



217 



264 



135 
134 



65 



237 
314 



264 
247 



220 
178 
220 
180 

298 



322 
264 
290 
321 
284 
307 
321 



XXXII 



INDEX. 



VACATIONS. 



Alley B. 19 Walsh Sub. Section 20 , 

" EV2 Block B, Freeman's Add 

« B 2, Grant's Add 

" Abell's Sub. Lot 53, Ellis' Add 

" Waller's Sub. WJ/^, N. E. % Sec. 28.... 

" Sherman's Sub. Sec.6 

" B. 5, C. T. Sub. S. E. ^Sec. 17 

" B. 13 Harding's Sub. Sec. 11 

" B. 0, Morton's Sub. Sec 11 

" B. 9, Ogden's Add 

" W. y^ B. 17, C. T. Sub. Sec. 7 

" B. 12, Johnston's Sub. S. E. % Sec. 6. 

" west part Ellis' Add 

" B. 25, Sec. 33 

" Sub-block 2, B. 42, C. T. Sub. Sec. 7... 

Canalport Subdivision 

Dudley street 

Emerald street 

Hoey street 

Lake St., in S. ^S.K14 Sec. 12 

Morton St., B. 13, Harding's Sub 

Streets and alleys B. 44, Elston's Addition.. 
Thorn st 



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356 












309 














217 


265 


290 










352 






352 








177 
154 


213 

185 


243 


261 
232 










60 
25 


136 
32 


165 


214 
131 










25 
125 


137 


98 
137 


131 

232 










51 

70 


84 
99 


163 


84 
232 










7 


58 




78 








7 
217 


53 




53 










64 

48 


99 
140 


99 
170 


130 
232 










139 


179 


235 


261 








41 


41 




49 








82 


265 


291 










25 
169 


32 

182 


98 


131 

182 










48 


60 




79 









WATER SERVICE PIPES. 



Archer, Halsted to the river 

Ashland, Van Buren to Tyler 

Blue Island, Twelfth to Sixteenth 

Calumet, Twentieth to Twenty-first 

Charles, Fifth ave. to Franklin 

Chicago, Milwaukee to Reuben 

Cottage Grove, Twenty-sixth to Thirtieth , 

" " Twenty-second to Twenty-ninth. 

Curtis, Lake to Madison 

Division, Milwaukee to Chicago 

Eagle, Desplaines to Halsted 

Foster, Harrison to Polk 

Goethe, Sedgwick to Clark 

Halsted, river to North ave 

Illinois, State to St. Clair 

Kingsbury, Chicago to Erie 

Market, Randolph to Lake 

Michigan, Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth 

" Douglas to Thirtieth 

Milwaukee, Division to North 

Oak, Wells to Larrabee 

Park place, Lake to Depot 

Pearson, Rush to lot 7, B. 10, C. T. Sub. Sec. 3... 

Peoria, Harrison to Fulton 

Pine, Chicago to Whitney 

Polk, Halsted to Centre 

Quincy, Clark to Market 

Rush, Chicago to Elm 

Sheldon, Randolph to Depot 

State, S. Water to Madison 

Superior, Clark to State 

Twentieth, State to I. C. R. R 

Twenty-third, State to S. Park , 

Twenty -fourth, Wabash to Calumet 

Twenty-eighth, State to Wabash 

Union, Milwaukee to Indiana 

Union Park place, Lake to Depot 

Van Buren, Loomis to Ashland 

Wabash, Twenty-ninth to Douglas 

Water, Michigan to Central 



2h« 

309 
323 
219 
260 
309 
140 
260 
105 
308 
323 
260 
289 
260 
309 
105 
7 
7 
7 
289 



-Page. 



106 



309 
323 
219 
260 
309 
140 
260 
105 
308 
323 
260 
289 
260 
309 
105 
7 
7 
7 



7 
125 

7 



140 
219 
219 
18 
18 
105 



135 

309 

7 



INDEX. XXXIII 

OFFICIAL BONDS. 

Page. 

Bogue, 0. T., Constable Approved 5 

Breidenbach, F., Pound-keeper " 28G 

Brochbill, J. T. Constable " 6 

Connolly, P. J., " ,, *:! 

Daley, P., " ^^ ^ 

Desiness, Geo., " ' 2 

Draffen, F.N., " ^^ 6 

Fleming, Mai., " ^^ 6 

Gallagher, James, " • 5 

Hoevel, Chas., " 6 

McArthur, John, Commissioner of Board of Public Works 73 

McLane, C. 0., Constable " 6 

McGrath, J. C, Pound-keeper ^^ 245 

Murphy, Pat, Constable 6 

Bohrbach, John, " Judiciary 6 

" « " Approved 133 

Scanlan, John, " " ^ 

Swinburne, Wm., " 6 

Wallace, R. H., " ^^ 5 

Wiley, B., " ^^ 5 

Worth, John, " ^ ^. . 6 

Zitt, F., " Judiciary 6 

" ' " Filed 39 

Zschocke, F., " ..' Approved 6 



PARK COMMISSIONERS. 
Commissioners of Lincoln Park, annual report 124 



PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Abbey B., for compensation for damages by LaSalle street Tunnel B. P. W. 68 

Allen & Bartlett, compensation forwork on City Hall P- B. 256 

Allen & Mackey, pay for carpets ••• " 237 

Alley, for opening bet. State and Third ave.. Twelfth and Fourteenth sts B. P. W. 345 

" " Twelfth to Fourteenth sts., bet. State and Third ave " 216 

« Goethe and Division, bet. LaSalle and Wells " 257 

" Through block 10, N. E. 1^ Sec. 8,39,14 85 

« Block 3, Brand's Add S. and A., W. D. 127 

" 55,S.S. Add B.P.W. 114 

" " Langley to Cottage Grove, Thirty-seventh to Thirty-ninth sts " 167 

" " bet. State and Third ave.. Twelfth to Fourteenth sts " 345 

" planking block 8, C. H. Walker's sub " 5 

" " " 17, Butler, Wright & Webster's Add " 5 

" " from Maxwell north, bet. Newberry and Halsted " 32 

" " bet. Jefferson and Union, Catherine and Meagher " 37 

" " Chicago ave. Oak, Bremer and Wesson streets " 73 

" " Tyler to Forquer " 76 

" block 55, C. T. Sub. Sec. 21 " 114 

" " South of Eighteenth St " 211 

" " bet. Lake and Peck, Stanton and Western " 230 

" vacation in lot 43, Ellis E. Add " 103 

" block 59, C. T. Sub. Sec. 7 " 168 

" " cindering, bet. Taylor and Twelfth, Lytle and Throop sts " 211 

" " filling Throop to Loomis, N. of Twelfth st '^ 315 

" " improvement block 20, Ogden's Add " 109 

" " removal of obstructions from S. and A., S. D. 344 

Alley, for widening bet. Hunt and Fourth, Eucker to Ehzabeth B. P. W. 230 

AndrewsM., for free license Granted 314 

Annulling assessments for opening alley, B. 16, Robt. & Storr's Add S. and A. N. D. 60 

for planking " B. 28, S. S. Add L. Assts 5 

Announcing, visit of Cincinnati otficials Filed 295 

Arch St., for opening of ^ B. P. W. 114 

Archer ave., improvement of, Halsted st. to Bridge S. and A. W. D. 95 

Arnold st., for opening from Twenty-sixth to Twenty-seventh st B. P. W. 67 

Ashfield H., for appointment as engineer at new Bridewell Bridewell 68 

Austin H. S., for appointment as Police Magistrate Tabled 109 

Averill A. J., offering land for school site on Third ave Schools 114 

« « « " " " 174 

Babcock Extinguisher, for purchase of for Bridewell Bridewell 257 

Bacharach Widow, for free license Granted 287 

Bailey M. B., relative to extending fire limits Published 357 

Bailey Aid., for curbing and filling Blue Island ave. from Twelfth to Sixteenth st B. P. W. 104 

BalcomD. S., for free license Licenses 273 

Ball playing, to prohibit on Sunday Police 216 

Barker & Gilbert, to supply new Bridewell with gas Bridewell 85 

Barrett F., for free license Granted 48 

Bates W., for abatement of rent Schools 344 

Bathing houses, relative to Police 82 

V 



XXXIV INDEX. 

Page. 

,. , . Finance 314 

Baxter Dr., for comiiensation for medical services « £37 

"... '.'.'.'.".'.'...'... " 50 

Bell A., for compensation for personal injuries Mayor U 

Berg Louis, for free licuise.. ....... ..••••.••••••••••••• •• ".■.".".'.'.'.'.".'.'.'..Granted 63 

BessoU J., to keep fruit stand m LaSalle street tunnel Licenses 22 

Blaney W., for free license •• Judiciary 211 

Blohme C, to l)e awarded seat in Council........... Judiciary 107 

Blohme C, for scat occupied by Aid. Knickerl)ocker . B. P. W 109 

Blue Island ave., for improvement of ...Licenses 5 

Boasberg B., for free license ■"•■ Grartted 295 

BoeblerC, " " ■; v ',.":"Vi"u P. B. 211 

Boldenweck I. 11., for compensation for work on City Hall ^ ^^ ^^ g_ jy ^^ 

Bonfield St., for extension of Granted 137 

Boyne I., for free license !.....!...".!. " H* 

Brennan Jas., for " " 211 

Bresch H., " " VV";"!'" ; Bridewell 76 

Bridewell, of G. J. Colby, to erect liglitiung rods.... a 32 

" " C. Smith, to furnish rods on Bridewell B P W 103 

« E. Jewett, to be appointed engineer 'Cas 'Lights 85 

« Pneumatic Gas. Co., to supply gas.... Bridewell 85 

" " Michael Dailey, to be appointed engineer ,, g^ 

" " Cleavland Lightning Rod Co., to furnish rods ,, g^ 

" « D Gleason, to be appointed foreman of shoe shop .^ ^^^ 

thaat Z. P. Broky be appointed superintendent of. ^ ^ ^ ^^^ 

Bridge ordinance, relative to enforcing of. ".*','.".".".'.".".".".*.'...'....... ' " 21 

" at Harrison st •• ■■r'""V„'CUl*^rJ,Vi"t ...■■■ Finance 72 

Bridges T. B., for reimbursement of money paid in chancery suit Granted 85 

Brill Henry, for free Hcense ••■•■"•■■"• '.'!.'!!. ...Finance 279 

Brinknieyer C, compensation for personal injuries • Licenses 298 

Brown Mrs., for free license '.'.'.'.'.'.'.".".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'.".'.' Granted 273 

" J. B., " " " : Finance 298 

Bush T., to have fine refunded him _ g p_ "w. 279 

Bunker st, for removal of obstructions.. g ^ ^^ g_ j) 114 

Burnside st., to change name to S. Dearborn 

Byrne Thos., for a free license B. P. W, 37 

Canal street, for Viaduct on •.••••,••:";•: V ''V^'^'Tn'^'^'vKi H. & A. N. D. 280 

Carbine, Thos., for compensation lor lot taken for opening La Bar st ^^^^.^^ ^^^ 

Cattle, for ordinance to prohibit running at large •••"- Granted 127 

Cella, M., for free license Licenses 245 

Ceman, E., for free license ••••• _g & A. N. D. 245 

Chesnut st., for removal of lumber from end ol q^ Lights 82 

Chester, R., for adoption of his street lamp -g p_ -^ 273 

Chicago ave., relative to improvement of.. ;"V"";;7";"Thirtvlfi"r8't''st "'.'. B. P. W. 257 

Chicalo R. I & P. R. R., to compel them to ^0"^*™/* ^f^/^^^V S °^^^^^^ '* R. R. 5 

Chicago City Ry. Co., to use dummy to clean snow from tracks in citj ^ ^ ^ ^2 

Chimney sweeping, for ordinance regulating "."."."."Miirkets 150 

City Weigher, for appt. of in S. D u 279 

ci&S:fcrtai; im;ovem;ni^-i:n'N;;rih a^H'wesr:^i;ions:::::::::::::::::::::::^^ ''.^.!' ^^<S iS 

Citizens, relative to blasting ot rock......... • — •• Finance 315 

Claims, relative to, against city for work done on contract ^ ^, ^y .^^^ 

Clark St., for paving with the "Stowe Pavement, Licenses 216 

Clare, H., for reduction of billiard license..... Judiciary 128 

Cleland, J., making charges against Sergt. Douglas Police 67 

Coal, for weighing on delivery _"' Granted 128 

Cohen, M., for free license Granted 128 

Cohlan, Jas., for free license Schools 230 

Coleman, W. H., to purchase land in Hyde lark. ■ ....Finance 211 

Collins, J. A., for compensation for medical sen,-ices Finance 67 

Cooper, C. & G. & Co., for remission of personal tax.... Bridewell 4-5 

Connelly, D., to be appointed Supt. of tailoring at Bndewell •••••••• finance 34 

Conway, Rev. P., for refunding of tax on St. James Chmcn Licenses 245 

Cornfield, J., for free license ••••• .'Select Com. and Published 69 

Corporation Counsel, relative to Sewerage bill Granted 11 

Crowder, Wm., for free license Finance 59 

Curtis, H., for interest on vouchers B_ p_ w. 128 

Curtis St., for improvement of. P. b. 230 

Curtis, H., for paper work on City Hall g_ ^ a g. j). i67 

Dearborn st., for opening to Fourteenth st ■'.".■.".'.".!'.'.'.'.".'.'.!!!'.".'...'. B. P. W. 174 

" " " Finance 245 

Decney, Mrs. E., for relief Finance 22 

DeKoven, M. S., for rebate of asst Published 38 

" " " " Granted 72 

Delaney, A., for a free license .'.'.'.'.".".'.'.'.' " 211 

Delew, A., " " " ••••• •••■ Finance 85 

Deraine, Pat'k, for compensation for loss of horse Police 114 

Dogs, for ordinance requiring them to be muzzled ••••"•_• ^ p_ ^ 37 

Douglas place, for widening of Licenses 108 

Downey, M., for free Ucense • ^.W''''.'.'.'';'.'..".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'." Granted 211 

Drake, J. B., for permission to iay gas pipes in public streets '.'.'.'judiciary 109 

Drandorf, Chas., relative to Police .Justice B_ p w. 127 

Drinlung Fountains, relative to erection of Granted 350 

Duens, ISl. P., to move frame building............. Finance 346 

Duhman, S., compensation for loss ot husband Finance 211 

Edwards, R., for purchase of Directory Granted 249 

Esendrath, E., for permission to.build trame addition '".'.".".'.'.".". " 288 

Bhinger, E., for free license 



Page, 

..„..„,.,„.,=,=,., ......S.ds A., N.D, 59 

ISlm street, for opening,,. ...n ,„.,„,f«'--"-i ' >............„...,.,..- Granted 231 

Elpliens, C„ for free license - • Licensee 345 

Engee, B., '' •;"•_' Granted 297 

Farrell, Mary, " " 127 

Sln^kix Box! corner North Bmnch"and"6i^;^"8ii^^:::::::"::::::::"."-.-"^ g 

" " to supply Ctiicago with. „ -j^qq 

Fire Limits, in relation to « 109 

Fire Ordinance, relative to repeal of. ^ p ^ 256 

Fire Plugs, corner Mitchell and Paulina ^V 273 

on Foster street •, ■."■"^i'.'.'.'.i.Granted 297 

Fitch, S. M., for free license. • Schools 327 

Foley, E.ev. Thos., for use of vacant school house S &A N D. 37 

Franklin street, for opening Finance 109 

Franz, M., for compensation for injuries Mayor 279 

Freizer, Wm., for free license ".'.'.!!'.'.".'.'.V.'.'.'.Granted 297 

Freier, A., " '^ " 150 

French, G."'m., compensation for damage by obstructions in river Granted 353 

Freund, J. for permission to remove building • "-g p^ ^ gQ 

Gage street, for opening Licenses 155 

Gallagher, P., for free license B P W 63 

Gas on Mitchell street, Stewart to Ashland ave ■ j^ j^ 2il 

" Sampson street p"p '-yiyr' 245 

« Brown, Twelfth to Mitchell Mayor 34 

Geisman, E., for free license ".'.'.""'.'."'....'.Licenses 37 

Gempt, J. D., " " ••••■• •.• " Finance 295 

Gerhardt, Dr., for compensation for medical services Finance 62 

German Lutheran Society, for remission of tax Granted 237 

Geskee, J., for free license Finance 62 

Glover, J., to be refunded taxes Granted 81 

Glynn, P., for free license '■■■ « 37 

Goldman, L, for free license •:■••;••••; 's'a^'d A S D 287 

Grade, for change of, on Twenty-second street Granted 174 

Grant, P., for free license •"•••V"mV"':"";,' ' Police 76 

Greene, 0. B., for supression of "Winter Garden Theatre '^'''and W 350 

Greenebaum, for purchase of old police station on Union st ; ^-^ ^ ^- g^ 

Haines St., opening Granted 216 

Hallman, W., for free license •.•• Finance 5 

Hannegan, Jas., for rebate on second-hand license -^ p ^ ^-^^ 

Halsted st, for improvement of. Granted 73 

Harkis, John, for free license V>"V,"o" ^''^'''I'VJ 'rnrr. Goimsel 287 

Haven, S. B., for party wall bet. lots 9 and 10, B. 113, S. S. Add ^'MarkS 62 

Hay Market, for removal of. '.■'.'.■.■.'..'.'.■select Com. 287 

Healey slough, to have tilled •• '•""'iTT"\'\"'"l"'^ Finance 211 

Hearson & Payne, for compensation for land taken for opening W. Adams st finance /ii 

Heath & Smith, relativeto the Miner lamp. 'f'i'censes 296 

Hein, E., for reduction of license for concert halls Granted 114 

Hellman, A., for free license « 2II 

Hemaneller, J., for free license Licenses 150 

Hepp, C., II II II ■■.■'.■■.■'.'.'.'.■.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.V.".Granted 109 

Herr, C., ^ -, ,^ Finance 256 

" " to be refunded tax Granted 48 

Herzog, Max, for free license a 31^ 

Hill,M., " " " ■'.■.'.'.'.'.'b. P. W. 76 

Hinsdale street, for opening •••• •• ■•■•; Mnrkpts! 68 

Hessey John, to lease land cor. Desplaines and Sebor sts., for hay market Granted 345 

Hoffe^t P., for free license Finance 211 

Hoffalan C, for compensation forpersonal injuries ^"\, 280 

Hogan J. H., for payment of vouchers - • p -g 216 

Hogan Wm., for employment as janitor 'Finance 81 

Honner John, for compensation for personal injuries •••"•••• «;rhool=? 256 

Holden Aid., in relation to engine house in rear of Dearborn School.... ■pub"and F?led 346 

preliminary operations for relief ot citizens... Pub. and 1 ilea rfio 

Holland H. for compensation for personal injuries 'Licenses 150 

Hoop C, for free license.- .■.■.'.'.'.'.'.■.'."■.Granted 353 

Hunt W., to move building • Licenses 216 

Hyman B., for free license a 257 

Hyman H., for free license........... !;;;.'.'''''!'.'Se'lect Cora. 32 

Improvement of streets, relative to ..Licenses 76 

Isaacs H., free license ^ g^j^^j ^ q^ 

Iverson F., for lease of Engine house 's"'\m\ A W D^ 81 

Jackson si., for changing name of. ' ^ P W. 45 

Jefferson st, improvement of Police 63 

Jenan M., permission to repair frame house „ -^^^ 

Jerome M., to prohibit goats running at large 'Licenses 280 

Johns C, free license Finince 331 

Johns J., compensation for personal injuries Granted 231 

Jorgensen A., free license « 350 

Keefe F., permission to move frame house Finance 5 

KeenanM., compensation for injuries Licenses 21 

Keenan P., free license Finance 69 

Kehoe M., remission of tax Granted 37 

Keller A., free license Mayor 59 

Kelly Wm. " .'.'.'■.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.■■.'^ranted 103 

Kunz P., liicenses 245 

KiUbridge J., free license .Granted 297 

King G., free license 



XXXVI INDEX. 

Page. 

Kleeman R., rebate on billiard license Licenses 176 

" 230 

Kopotschek A., to have fruit stjind entrance of Washington st. tunnel Police 85 

Kohn M., free license Granted 150 

Lake Park, relative to building ou B. P. W. 331 

" money paid for Judiciary 23 

" lor leaseof. W. and P. G. 50 

Lamp postti ou Maxwell st B. P. W. 11 

" Sedgwick st " 76 

" on Seward st " 76 

W. Twelfth st " 273 

Landrath, F. G., free license Licenses 68 

Lane, J., relative to scavenger work Finance 138 

LaS;ille st. tunnel, for damage caused by construction of. B. P. W. 37 

LaSalle st., relative to grade of S. & A.., S. D. 82 

LaSallo and Chicago Kailway B. K. 280 

Leary, D., free license Granted 63 

Lee place, to change name of B. P. W. 230 

Legget, P., free license Licenses 150 

Leutie, S., " " " 76 

Letz & Son, compensation for work Finance 216 

" 230 

Lincoln ave., for track on Published 138 

Liquor, to amend ordinance concerning Judiciary 172 

Loeb, A., sell lot for school site Schools 127 

Lomax, John, compensation lor loss of horse Finance 245 

Loomis, M. B., for abatement of tax " 5 

Lovell, W. W., " " " 67 

Lumber St., for vacating B. P. W. 237 

Luthy, J., free license Granted 176 

McAvoy, J. H., relative to public markets Markets 104 

McCaul, J. G., free license Mayor 256 

McCauley, L. 11., purchase school laud Schools 63 

" 176 

McCormick, M., abatement of tax Finance 37 

McDonald, J. II., free license Licenses 59 

McGanu, J., " Granted 176 

McGrath, J. J., relative fire alarm boxes F. & W. 273 

McGuirk P. J., compensation for use of a patent Finance 128 

" " detention in police station " 21 

McKenty H., " damages Police 37 

McNully E., for free license Granted 45 

P., " " 245 

Madison St., for improvement of. B. P. W. 280 

Maenke J., for free license Mayor 40 

Maguire Mrs., for free license " 151 

Mahr J., for compensation for personal injuries Finance 211 

Malley Geo., for appointment as Weigher Markets 1 14 

Maloney J., free license Granted 59 

Manning & Brown, remission of tax Finance 5 

Mark st., to change name of B. P. W. 85 

Market B. 90, S. S. Add., for erection of. Finance 137 

Marten L., to build frame house Granted 349 

Mary st., for opening B. P. W. 109 

Mattocks & Mason, relative to water lot W. and P. G. 5 

Metscke G., free license Granted 166 

Miller A., " " 211 

Milwaukee ave., relative to opening of. S. & A., W.D. 34 

Mitchell St., improvement of B. P. W. 353 

Mullauey H., free license Granted 216 

Munn & Scott, lease of slip Wh. Priv. 176 

Murray D., free license Granted 237 

Myei-s N. C.. compensation for pei-sonal injuries Finance 68 

National Gas Light Co., for use of streets G. L. 244 

Nash M., compensation for damages to horse and buggy Finance 287 

Neidecker M., free license Granted 45 

Nelson A., compensation for use of lot Finance 174 

" 257 

Newberry M., free license Granted 271 

Nichols Geo., " " " 257 

Nicolai L., " " Mayor 62 

NicoU F. B., for dower interest in certain land Judiciary 114 

Night Scavengers, relative to Police 174 

Nohr F., for free license Granted 171 

Northern ave., for changing name of. S. & A., S. D. 81 

Nuisance, corner Twenty-sixth and Stewart ave., for suppression of. Police 22 

" No. 211 aiilwaukee ave., " " " B. of H. 211 

" caused by steam whistles, " " " H. & B. 221 

Nusbaum M., for free license Licenses 176 

O'Connell J., to move frame building Granted 350 

O'ConorM., " " " " 353 

" W., compensation for injuries Finance 51 

O'Hare L., free Ucense Granted 257 

O'Neill J., " " " 103 

" M., for compensation for injuries Finance 297 

Osterling H. L., lease of city land W. &P. G. 230 

Ostei-man H., for use of N. Market Hall Finance 287 

Palin, A., for free license ...Mayor 256 



INDEX. 



XXXVII 



Pago 

Paulina st, for improvement of. B. P. W. 76 

Paulina St., for gas on B. P. W. 345 

Pearson, L. A., for free license Licenses 5 

Peterson, A., for compensation for personal injuries Finance 331 

Phillips, P., for free license Granted 273 

Planing Mill, for removal of, bet. Throop and Loomis F. & W. 348 

Plumb St., for improvement of. B P. W. 245 

Police force, increase of in Sixth Ward Police 138 

Pottseleg, M., for free license Granted 127 

Pound, for removal of, W. D Police 314 

Pratt, Mrs., foraid to move house.... Finance 62 

Prosecuting Atty., for abolishing office of. Police 68 

Public edifices, relative to building B. P. W. 330 

Quicker, Caroline, for free license Granted 103 

Quinn, Hugh, for free license Licenses 137 

Quincy st, to change name of. S. & A., S. D. 230 

Eaab, C, for free license Granted 297 

Radthe, G., for free license Granted 177 

Eaehensky, D., for free license Licenses 273 

Railroad track, for extension on Clark st Select Com. 296 

" on Center and Lincoln ave R. R. and Published 167 

for removal of, on Clark st R. R. 216 

" track, for extension on Van Buren st R. R. 230 

Rand, McNally & Co., offering to rent Dearborn School to city Schools 215 

" " " " to build Engine House on Dearborn School lot Schools 280 

Randolph St., for opening to lake shore '. S. & A., S. D. 81 

Randolph St., for widening B. P W. 349 

Raymond, B. W.,for remission of taxes Finance 47 

Rebor F., for free license Granted 211 

Rehnebaum, H., for free license Licenses 5 

Reimna, 0., for compensation for personal injuries , Finance 315 

Removal of obstructions from Nineteenth street B. P. W. 314 

Rice, M., for free license '. Granted 349 

Rink, Mary, for compensation for loss of husband Finance 68 

Robertson John, for compensation for personal injuries " 231 

Rochstahler, M., for free license Granted 37 

Rowe, S., abatement of personal tax Finance 22 

Rowland, I., for free license Mayor 33 

" " " Granted 216 

Russell, Caroline, for permission to repair a shed in fire limits Police 109 

Salaries, relative to equalization of teachers Schools 34 

Sanitary police, for pay for salaries Finance 353 

Sanger, Wm., for free license Granted 150 

Scandinavian Regiment, tor pay for services Finance 353 

Schmidt, F., for abatement of tax " 32 

Schneider, A., for free license Licenses 297 

School-house, for erection of in Third Ward Schools 37 

" First " " 295 

Schmitz, A., for free license Granted 174 

Scott, M., for compensation for injuries Finance 154 

Sea, S. W., for remission of tax " 59 

" " damages caused by erection of La Salle street tunnel " 63 

Seeley street, for change of name S. & A., W. D. 168 

Sendwater, W. J., to move frame building Granted 353 

Sewer in Scott street B. P. W. 287 

" Morgan street " 50 

" Michigan ave " 59 

Sewerin West Jackson st B. P. W. 150 

" " Labor st " 257 

" " Hunt st " 72 

" " Sholtost " 86 

" " Hubbard st " 82 

" " N. State st " 176 

" " certain streets " 128 

" " Thirteenth Ward " 138 

" " Gurley st " 37 

" " Silver st " 37 

" " Tourney st '' 51 

" " Baker st " 103 

" " Archer ave '. " 45 

" " Oakland ave " 279 

" " Clinton " 59 

" " Church place " 45 

" " Vine st " 51 

" " De Koven " 50 

Shackford, L., relative to building on Kinzieschool lot Schools 50 

Sidewalk on Marshfield st B. P. W. 230 

" 51 

" Lytle st " 77 

" " Lee place " 168 

" " Michigan ave " 167 

" " Mitchell st " 37 

" " Laflin st " 11 

" " streets in Thirteenth Ward " 230 

" " Thirty-first st " 216 

" " Lee place " 216 

" " Western av " 257 

" Halsted st " 273 



XXXVIIT IJ7DEX. 

Page, 

B, P, W. 103 

Sidewalk on Southpoirt av ' « 57 

» " Thirtieth st » Y6 

" " Biasell st • « g2 

" " Blooiningdale road « ^6 

" " Union st " « r, 

" " Brown st u (j'g 

" " Ileuben st a ]^q4 

" " llumsey st « 280 

" " Hermitage Place u 279 

" " Egan av .-. » J3 

" " Town Court cc 2II 

" " Thirty-fifth st • a 114 

" " Damen st « gi^ 

" " Dayton st « g2 

" " Wood st a IQQ 

" " Evans st ; « gg 

" Fislt st a 298 

" " Coventry st "iZ^^^^^^^^ra^' A., S. D. 160 

" space on State st ''""■.\:\""1""V «f.v,r,r.l« 10*^. 

Soluman L , for action relative to building school house on Twelfth street Licenses 279 

Spark E., for rebate on license a' 2'2 

Sorel N., for free license g" f poijce 33 

Steamer Fred Gund, relative to removal Granted 137 

Stein P., for free license ..■••••• •••; p g 5 

Story 0. A., for use of Council Chamber tor debatmg society — -p •^- ^^^ 

String street, for opening a ' 287 

Streets, to have names placed on corners Finance "45 

Swedish Lutheran Society, for abatement of tax Mavor C2 

^ " ;• ,." " free license VVZZZZ/Z/ZGrar^ted 257 

Teman H., for free hcense B P W 76 

Thirty-third st., for opening Finance 48 

Thompson John, for remission ol fine "^ p y^ ^g 

Thorn st., for vacation of. Finance 72 

Tilden C. C, for compensation for damages Granted 2-37 

Torrosky I., for free license, u 2II 

TroomeR. C. " ■.■.'.'.".'.".'.".'.'.'.".'.'...Police 138 

Truck stand on LaSalle street, for j^ -j^ 287 

Tucker Wm., to lay track on Tuckerst Schools 68 

Tully & Armstrong, for compensation for plans, etc -^ p^ 29g 

Turner James, to lay track across Archer ave ^B P "w "oO 

Twenty-sixth street, for widening a ' 28O 

Twenty-ninth st., lor improvement of » 211 

Union place, for removal of obstructions from -^ p^ -^^^ 

Union Rolling Mills, to lay track, etc Granted 230 

VanGelden N., for free license • u 287 

VanUlenMary, " ' p p ^y. 125 

Viaduct on North Clark st., for ■s"an"d A W D 37 

" Desplaines st, for ••"-;_ Granted 170 

Wall W., forfree license Schools 5 

Waller J. & W., to sell lots, etc u i^>j 

Walsh James, to purchase tity land Granted 315 

Walsh D., for free license » 287 

Walsh J., " ..••••• .'.■.'."'.'.■.■r.' and W. 240 

Warren Bros , use 01 engine house B P W. 287 

Warren ave., improvement of. « ' ^28 

Washington St., relative to paving S^a'nd'A W D 108 

grade of. • ^ p-^v 257 

Water pipe in A. st, for « 62 

" Aberdeen st, for u q>j 

" Adams st., for « 273 

" Blackhawk st., for u -j^gg 

" Blair st., for u 287 

" Bissell St., for n ^gg 

" Blue Island ave., for u 21I 

" Clarinda St., for a 280 

" Clayton st., for « 216 

" Dayton St., for « 297 

" Harbine st., for a ^qq 

" Heniy St., for u ^00 

" Hinsdale st., for u 49 

" Hoyue st., for u 257 

Logan St., for « 280 

" Nineteenth St., for u g^ 

" Paulina St., for u 72 

" Rose St., for u 273 

" Russell St., for « j^q3 

" Southport ave., for « g^ 

" Thirty-fii-st st., for a 287 

" Twenty-first St., for „ o;!^^ 

' Twenty-fifth St., for „ 298 

" Twenty-eighth St., for u I'^'j 

" Tyler St., lor « 297 

Wabash ave., for Mayor 51 

Wedut, H., for free license Schools 5 

Weil Bros., offering lot for school site „ -j^Qg 

" '' [[ !!!!!"!!!!!"!!!ll!"!i"! " 211 

" ' K 280 

Weseman, F., purchase school land 



INDEX. 



XXXIX 



Page. 

Wheeler J. B., offering land for school site ^^^p^w JgR 

Whitney St., for improvement of. "• ^^\ "* ^g,^ 

Widening river at Rush st, for TTiTiflnrp S14 

Wedeman F., for compensation for injuries ^'""i' A N I) 76 

Wieland St., for naming '-'• ® Tf^n„nce 59 

Wilson C. L., for compensation for damages V^ W V,'^ 

Williams K. B., to complete house virZnc^ S14 

Winer Dr., for pay for medical services -cinauoe oi* 

Wiumill I., rebate on license HrantPrl Ifi? 

Winters J. B., for free license •••V-VTV Schools 340 

Witkousky D., lease of part of Scammon School lot.......... «"r a s T) 17fi 

Wolf & Son, P., in relation to manner of buildmg curbwalls »• « ^■'^^■^- ^'^ 

« " " for use of Bridewell land -j, p w tl 

Wolff A., for reconstruction of sidewalk on Erie St wi„'^^ 91 

Wright J. S., for purchase of his History of Chicago J^m.ince ^i 

„ 4( „ « a u u !""!!!!".'.'."."'.".'.'..!!!.'..'...!..' county Relations 45 

Yott F., for permission to raise frame house S^r^f^^l^^'^ ^S 

Zampsky J., for free license ^fnanre 45 

zeigier& Co., for abatement of tax :;:::::::::::::;:::::::::;:::."Scens^^^^ 

Ziegler I., for free license 



REMONSTRANCES. 

Archer ave., against improvement of. S- '^"'^^■'p^i.?; .^7 

Bow Windows, against being compelled to remove q "oni^"* s T) 4=^ 

Building line, against changing on Fourteenth St Poiice 47 

Cattle, against running at large g' p ^ g^g 

Clark St., against widening 's'-Vnii A ' W D 296 

Curtis St., against improvement of. ^- '^ Fimnre 48 

Duggan, M., against valuation of his real estate F and W 340 

Fire limits against extending [[Z.'.""["^'^.Z^^^^^^^.'''"^^^^^ ^^0 

Foster St., against improvement of. ^'7Zi \ "nt T)' 47 

Franklin St., (N.) against opening ''^ V;' ^V 11 

Fred. Gund, (steamer) against removal ■••■"• • ' j, • , 

Goethe st., against improvement of. 'f'^tri a 'w 't) 77 

Grade, against raising on Warren ave Poiire 104 

Hacks, against ordinance regulating the collection of lares B P W 109 

Halsted st., (N.) against widening..: Markets 168 

Hay Market, against placing on Depuyster-st B P W 128 

Hinsdale st., against opening ii"n'r^}\"\ ' w vi 280 

Hubbard St., against improvement '" w fn'rl P c' 6S 

Lake Park, against leasing to ball club ''•*" \^- „ 

La Salle street tunnel, against constructing open approach to o- -^; "" ■ |^ 

'.".".'.".".'.'.".".".'.."....'.'.... " 47 

;::;;:;;;;z;.z..' " 47 

,. „ „ u a u « " 50 

a eg 

Michigan ave, against graveling S andA W D 48 

Noble St., against opening '„ „ •' -j^" j.' «g 

Oak street, against opening ''■ poiice 81 

Olympic Theatre, against suppressing s""ir' a" W D 27S 

Peoria street, against improvement °- ^ ^7 ^ * '237 

Polk Street, against paving Police 22 

Pound Ordinance, against Tinilmads 114 

Railroad track, against laying on Reuben street itauroaub ix* 

" " " Depot place ^, ^^^ 

" « " granting right to cross Archer avenue ^^ ^|^ 

" " " extension on Van Buren street ••• ^i^ 

on South Clark street B P W 60 

Sewers, against assessment for '«" ir a' N T) 47 

State street (N.), against widening ^- ^ g'p '^^ io3 

" " " improvemen^::::::r:::::.3:::::::".v.v::::::::::.v:::::::::z^^^^ d^ 273 

Superior street, " " .••;•; • M^rkpts V) 

Telepraph boxes, " allowing advertising on TTp»n«P^ ir,7 

Theatre licenses, " increasing •••• ••••■• p ' ^^a 987 

Trucks, " allowing to stand in alley rear of Turner Hall iolice ^iil 

" " Market street as a stand for 'a'V'x' an me 

standing on corner South Water street S. &A.,b.l^. Wb 

Twenty-second street, against planking ^"f a'' t^'t>' los 

Viaduct, against constructing of on North Clark street »• ^ t'^'^' go 

Vincennes avenue, against graveling ^- ^- '^• 



RESIGNATIONS. 

Northnagle, E., as Constable Accented 176 

Moore, C. E., as Police Magistrate ArceE 216 

Rohrbach, John, as Constable Atceptea ^lo 



XL INDEX. 

RESOLUTIONS. 

Page. 

Adams st, bridgo, reconstruction of. H. & B. 345 

Additional appropriation for Board of Health Published 312 

Aldei-men, supplying with Charter Adopted 102 

" providing for salary for Lost 112 

" supply with sfcitionary Adopted 112 

Alley B. 19, C. T. Sub. Sec. 33, remove obstructions from B. P. W. 34 

Alley B. 1, Assessor's Div. of Kingsbury tract, opening B. P. W. 34 

Alley B. 19, Sec. 3'., opening S. & A., W. D. 50 

Alley between Pearson, Hinsdale, Sedgwick and Market sts., opening B. P. W. 73 

" S. & A., N. D. 138 

" " Indiana and Fourth, west of Paulina, opening B. P. W. 315 

" " " Illinois, Market and Kingsbury, planking Adopted 84 

" " Clark, Dearborn, Erie and Huron, planking B. P. W. 83 

" " Wabash, State, Adams and Madison, vacating B. P. W. 346 

Appraisement of real estate, relative to W. & P. G. 256 

Archer ave., relative to assessment on Adopted 81 

Assessors, extending time for returns of " 224 

Assessment rolls, relative to restoring " 353 

Asphalt pavement, relative to " 330 

Bathing Houses, construction of " 178 

Bclden ave., relative to assessment on Local Ass'ts. 50 

Blasting, relative to Adopted 88 

Bridewell ground, relative to sale of. Schools 325 

" " " " " 316 

" " " to renting of Adopted 345 

" 262 

" manner of procuring pardons from Police 168 

" using labor of prisoners at Bridewell 85 

" purchase wagons for use at Adopted 151 

" construct fence around P- B. 73 

" imprisoning in, relative to Adopted 44 

Police 34 

" quality of water at B. P. W. 50 

" keepers, pay of. Adopted 255 

" fixing penal sum of bond to be given by Inspectors and Superintendent of. " 279 

" keeper, employ Z. K. Brockway, as Supt. of. Bridewell 4 

Bridge at N. Halsted st., construction of Adopted 33 

over N. Branch, " B. P. W. 84 

" ordinance, enforcing Adopted 114 

" " 109 

" at Harrison st., construction of. " 253 

Bridges, reconstructing burned " 331 

Cattle running at large, to prohibit Police 8 

City Deposits, relative to • Judiciary 32 

City Physician, duties of. Adopted 245 

" Weigher, to make report " 37 

" property, sale of Finance 63 

" Collector, charges against " 114: 

" Hall, improving land around C. K. 84 

'•' Officers, charges against F- & W. 173 

reducing salaries of Published 338 

« to close offices July 25 Adopted 230 

City offices, location of Adopted 326 

Circus, fixing license fee for " 140 

Clark St., widening B. P. W. 346 

" paving Adopted 211 

" B. P. W. 167 

Claim of Letz & Son Adopted 296 

Cleaning improved streets " 50 

W. Madison st " 316 

Clerk to furnish cofies of charter Printing 50 

Clerks of Police Courts, relative to powers of Adopted 50 

Closing offices May 29,1871 " 128 

Clothes for firemen and police, furnishing Published 214 

Comptroller to give no tax deeds for assessment for opening Milwaukee ave Judiciary 50 

" procure copies of Charter, etc Adopted 53 

" pay no money to Erring Woman's Refuge " 287 

" " " " " " Reconsidered 295 

Condemned meats, relative to disposal of Adopted 102 

Cook county war debt, relative to " 340 

Council Chamber, giving use of to General Assembly P. B. 73 

" " manner of hghting Adopted 32 

" " preserving order in Judiciary 32 

" proceedings to be reprinted Adopted 338 

County officers, providing rooms for Published 340 

" " « " Adopted 344 

Court House bell, sale of. " 345 

Culverts, constructing, etc B. P. W. 73 

Dearborn School, leasing Adopted 257 

" Vetoed 273 

Dead dogs, removal of.. Adopted 167 

Debris, sale of " 331 

Decoration day, relative to " 155 

Delivery of dead animals at stock yards " 103 



INDEX. XLI 

Page. 

Depot on end of Douglas place, construction of Adopted 137 

Diller, I. R., to Improve Union street " "76 

Division street, improvement of. " 76 

« " » 280 

Draining land southeast cor. S. Park ave " 77 

Elston ave., improvement of. " 23 

" " " 88 

Engine house on Erie street, leasing F. & W. 34 

» " « " " Pub. 179 

" " " " " Adopted 235 

" " near rolling mill " 176 

Entertaining official visitors Finance 298 

Fast driving, in relation to Adopted 77 

Fire Alarm boxes, corner Milwaukee ave. and Reuben sts " 350 

" " exchanging " crank " for "automatic" Published 67 

" " " " " " Adopted 80 

" " relative to new Ref. Clerk 78 

" " in Sixth Ward Adopted 84 

" " on Halsted street " 168 

Fire Department, relative to purchase of lot on Cottage Grove " 18 

" " in relation to review of. " 154 

" Escane, in relation to Board of Police 46 

" Limits, " " F. & W. 340 

" " relative to erection of frame building in " 350 

" " " Adopted 345 

" " " " suspension of ordinance F. & W. 331 

" Ordinance, relative to Adopted 346 

Fourth street, relative to improvement B. P. W. 46 

Gas, relative to ordinance for consumption of in street lamps Adopted 316 

" " " on Clark street " 34 

" " " amount charged for street lamps G. L. 33 

" meters, relative to inspectorfor " 46 

General Assembly, to meet in Chicago Adopted 71 

" " to vote for State House appropriation Judiciary 83 

" " for Cook county members to use their influence for the appropriation bill Adopted 83 

" " relative to meeting in Chicago Finance 273 

» « " " " Adopted 273 

Goethe street, relative to opening B. P. W. 174 

Hack ordinance, why not enforced .' Adopted 85 

Halsted st.. relative to improvement of " 176 

Hay, relative to weighing Markets 50 

" " sales of. Adopted 82 

" sale of. Markets 230 

Healey Slough, relative to cleaning Adopted 68 

" 253 

" " " dredging published 290 

High Schools, " Adopted 50 

Hospitalities to Jeremiah O'Donovan Rosa Finance 103 

" " " Adopted 108 

Hydrant, directed B. P. W. to erect on N. Market st B. P. W. 51 

niinois and Michigan canal, payment for work done Adopted 295 

Illinois St., relative to paving B. P. W. 51 

Indiana St., " " 296 

" " removal of lumber from " 167 

Inspector of House of Correction, in relation to Judiciary 237 

Jenan M., for permission to repair frame house Published 106 

" » >• " Adopted 112 

" " " " Recommitted 127 

Lake Park, relative to leasing to ball club Pub. 61 

" " " " " " Adopted 66 

« " W. andP.G. 153 

« " Jud. 166 

saleof. W.andP. G. 328 

Lamps for, on Archer ave B. P. W. 237 

» " " " " 287 

" " Belden place • " 82 

" " " Bremer st Adopted 50 

u u (I Burnside st " 150 

" " Carroll st B. P. W. 252 

" " Division st Adopted 287 

" " Ellis Park B. P. W. 167 

" " " Goeihe st • Adopted 155 

" " " Hinsdale st " 50 

" " Lincoln st B. P. W. 295 

" " " Milwaukee ave " 8 

" " « " G.Lights 23 

" " Madison st B. P. W. 237 

" " " Twenty-Second st " 138 

" " " Vedder st Adopted 48 

" " " Washington ave " 353 

" " in the burnt district " 350 

" '* " North Division " 345 

" " Thirteenth Ward " 138 

" " Fifth Ward " 8 

" " on certain streets " 280 

Law Lirbary,to provide rooms for in new city hall " 345 

Leasing S. 14 B. 87, S. S. Add., relative to Schools 62 

" " " " " Adopted 109 

vi 



XLII ' INDEX. 

Page. 

Legislature, needed, for Chicago Adopted 8 

Lincoln Park, for warming places in " 33 

" " " booths in " 33 

'' avenue, relative to R. K. track on R. R. & Pub. 167 

Filed 170 

'< " « " " Published 178 

Mayor Mason, in relation to portrait of. Finance 82 

Adopted 176 

Mayor, to inform Council of the result of a special meeting held in Mayor's office, April 15, 1S71 Police 104 

" " meet Avith Council Adopted 252 

Mayor's, to attach names to portraits in Council Chamber " 253 

Milliman tract, relative to fencing W. & P. G. 46 

Milwaukee ave., " " money in Treasury in excess of cost of improving Local Assessments 23 

" " " " asst. for opening Adopted 76 

Morgue, " " erection of. " 294 

" " " repealing resolution granting land for Morgue County Relations 298 

" " " Adopted 306 

Newsboys, " " granting licenses to Published 143 

" Tabled 172 

North ave., " " cindering Adopted 280 

North Branch, " '' cleansing H. & B. 37 

" Chicago C. R. R., relative to track of Adopted 346 

Northnagle, relative to charges against Published 31 

Nuisance, relative to, at 282 Milwaukee ave., Adopted 216 

" to abate, cor. Cathrine and Stewart ave " 330 

O'Brien, J. H., for permission to raise frame building " 346 

Oak street, relative to paving P- & P- 88 

Offal Platform, for removal from Twenty-sixth and Stewart ave Published 44 

" « " Adopted 49 

" " " cor. Cathrine and Stewart ave " 331 

Oil Inspector, directing him to report " 35 

Ontario st., for improvement of. B. P. W. 315 

Park Boards, to consolidate Select Com. 54 

Peace Festival, thanks to managers Adopted 166 

Police, relative to fixing salary of Published 161 

" raids, in relation to .Police 296 

" and Firemen, directing estimate of cost of clothes for Finance 77 

" and Fire Dept., to protect members of police • Police 138 

" Stations, transfer money for enlargement of " 45 

" " at Polk St. bridge " 168 

Pounds, in relation to Adopted 69 

Pumping Works, to advertise for site for " 83 

" for B. P. W. to select site for " 168 

Printing, in relation to Printing 138 

Railroad tracks, construction of crossings over Adopted 346 

" " on Wells street, removal of. Railroads 351 

" ' " " 315 

W. Water, " ". 252 

" ordinance, enforcini' Filed 266 

Reese street, improvement B. P. W. 296 

Reform School ground, relative to Adopted 176 

u ^ u ' u Published 226 

Clerk 230 

Tabled 254 

« " " '. Adopted 276 

" 294 

.■;;■.■.■.;; " 315 

Relief Fund, relative to Select Com. 327 

Removal of snow from crossings Adopted 46 

obstructions from alley, B. 37, Sec. 21 B. P. W. 298 

" sidewalk corner of Stewart ave. and Wright st S. & A., W. D. 298 

Reservoir lot, sale of Published 43 

»' " W. &P. G. 253 

» .'.7...!.'.." Adopted 293 

Reuben street, improvement of. ;••• ^ " . 69 

River improvement, relative to Wh'f'g Priv. 50 

Rush street, improvement of B. P. W. 84 

Salaries paid teachers, relative to Published 57 

Sanitary police, payment of. Select Com. 138 

" condition of people in barracks Adopted 340 

Sciivengers, to deliver dead animals at stock yards Adopted 51 

School accommodations in 20th Ward "^ 66 

" Fund, disposal of. " 83 

" house on Warren ave., removal of. E. of E. 11 

" " Calumet ave., erection of. Clerk 70 

Adopted 80 

" " cor. Lincoln and Fourth, erection of. • Clerk 70 

• " « « " " Published 58 

« « « " Adopted 80 

" lands, appraisal of. Select Com. 109 

" " sale of. Schools 315 

" site in Dearborn district Adopted 14 

« " " " Schools 11 

" " " » Schools and Published 22 

u a ci " Adopted 73 

" Kinzie " Schools 33 

" « Published 56 

« " Tabled 88 



INDEX. 



XLIII 



Page. 

School site in Kinzie district Tabled 107 

" " on Third ave Schools 153 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, to report Adopted 37 

Sewer in Arnold st B. P. W. 315 

Fifteenth Ward S. and A. W. D. 316 

Paulina St B. P.W. 50 

" Western ave " 296 

Sewers, construction of. Finance 62 

" recommended by Board of Health Select Com. 296 

" opening Adopted 33 

Sewerage bill relative to " 61 

" " to procure certified copy of " 155 

" fund relative to " 62 

Sidewalk on Bowen st Adopted 315 

" " Burling st " 315 

B. P. W. 84 

" in burnt district Adopted 345 

" on Clark st •' 138 

" " Ellis ave " 51 

" " Evans st " 33 

in Fifteenth Ward B. P. W 150 

« " " " Adopted 88 

on Flournoyst B. P. W. 296 

in Fourteenth Waid " 150 

" on Goethe st , " 5 

" " Green st " 34 

" " W.Harrison st " 252 

" " Hickory st " 315 

" " Lincoln place " 5 

" " Linden st Adopted 51 

" " Madison and Lake sts B. P. W. 237 

" " Monroe st " 73 

'' " Paulina st " 155 

" " Robey st. and Ewing place Adopted 84 

" Sheffield ave B. P. W. 140 

" " Stewart ave B. P. W. 176 

" " sts. in West Division " 296 

" " Twenty-second st Adopted 84 

" " Twenty-seventh st B. P. W. 280 

Signals and flagmen at railroad crossings Adopted 34 

South Branch, cleaning Clerk 76 

Filed 88 

South Park Commissioners, relative to W. and P. G. 14 

" " " " " Judiciaiy 34 

" Adopted 52 

State St., widening, " " B. P. W. 88 

Stowing shavings Adopted 330 

Street lamps, relative to G. L. 46 

Streets in North Division, on opening S. and A., N. D., 353 

Sunday liquor law, enforcing Finance 104 

Sweeping machines, use of B. P. W. 253 

Taxation, in relation to Finance 128 

Tax Personal in relation to petitions for remission of. Published 38 

" " relative to delinquent Withdrawn 5 

" " " " Judiciary 8 

" " " " Adopted 253 

Telegraph Poles, relative to erection of. " 350 

" 353 

Thomas Lottery, in relation to Judiciary 108 

Thirtieth St., relative to opening Adopted 45 

Union Depot, " " construction of in N. D E. K. 327 

Yan Buren St., " " opening Adopted 155 

Vernon ave., " " improvement of " 287 

Yiaduct, " " on North Clark st Published 97 

B. P.W. 296 

" " " Canal st " 253 

Wagon Tires, relative to width of Adopted 50 

Washingtonian Home, relative to payment of 10 per cent, of saloon licenses Licenses 170 

Water, relative to unnecessary use of. Adopted 167 

Water Pipe on Adams st , B. P. W. 84 

" " Buddan st " 137 

" " Crosby st , Adopted 50 

" " Dayton st B. P. W. 34 

" " Erie st " 168 

" " Forest ave Withdrawn 5 

" " " B. P. W. 8 

" " Fulton st Adopted 84 

" " Paulina st p. p. W. 83 

" in Sixth Ward " 85 

" " Fifteenth Ward « 83 

" " Twenty-seventh st " 280 

Water pipe, relative to contract with D. M. Ford Pub. 278 

" " " " " Adopted 286 

Water supply, in relation to F. & W. 21 

Water Works, abating nuisance caused by smoke of Pub. 28 

" " " " " " " Adopted 32 

" " relative to site for B. P. W. 54 

" " to use hard coal at F. & W. 174 



XLIV INDEX. 

Page 

Water "Works, directing the purchase of soft coal for F. & W. 176 

" " relative to constructing new tunnel for Adopted 257 

of buildings near B. P. W. 346 

Wooden structures, relative to decay of Adopted 298 



SCHOOL AGENT. 

Asking appointment of Appraisers "•F^^^'^ ??t 

On leasing S. 721^ ft. B. 87, S. S. Add "-VV-r-:, ^■!'^'^?^^ ^5 

Receipts and expenditures for half year ending April 1, 1871 Published and Filed 124 

from April 1, to July 1, 1871 Published and Schools 237 

from July 1 to April 1,1871 Schools 353 



SCHOOL LAND APPRAISERS. 
Valuation of Lots 3 and 4, B. 88, S. S. Add Published and Schools 285 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 
Annual Report Published and Markets 



SELECT COMMITTEES. 

On Rules and order of Business of Council ^"w-^vJ^h -« 

On manner of improving streets Pubhshed o» 

On assessment for improving Wabash ave., V. u\'^^u^^ n^ 

On Sewerage matters ^'"''^FUed iS 

On Sewerage matters i^}^^ {^^ 

On inviting General Assembly to meet in Chicago V,";"v I !{ Tno 

On abolishing certain offices ^''''^S'h i2? 

On abolishing certain offices V,";;;- i ^ ^9 

On communication North Side Improvement Co „...FuDiisnea 4Z 

a 4. a u « Recommitted 70 

On acts of South Park Commissioners ''^^T^bled no 

On cleansing North Branch ;:::::;:;:;;;;::!:!z::'.'.'.'.".7.:::::'.'.'.:.r.'.:.'::r.'.'. pubushedandcon.in ise 

On reqiiiring hitching rings to be put in sidewalk ^on- 1^ ^^* 

On cleansing Healey slough ^f,"^- ^^" 

On extending railway track on South Clark st ••• . ^^j- 

t( (( tc tt u ODD., in oZ^: 

On giving additional appropriation to Board of Health ....Pub. 312 

On locating city offices v,^y^ Hr 

On extending fire limits ^^^'^- "^^*' 



TAX COMMISSIONER. 

On petition of W. Dale for remission of taxes ^iled 63 

Asking extension of time for return of assessment ^^^ 



VETO MESSAGES. 

On ordinance for purchase of water works site '^mld 47 

On resolution authorizing M. Jenan to repair frame dwelling •••;• " 127 

On resolution fixing license fee for Dan Rice's circus t !f-!^^rr 979 

On resolution leasing Dearborn School ^^S oai 

On sundry assessment rolls *"«" ^^» 



WASHINGTONIAN HOME. 

. , „^ . Finance 6 

Annual report .■.■■.■.■.'.'.'."".'.'.'."!! Filed 18 



Annual report.. 



WEIGHER. 

Markets 51 



OFFICIAL REI^ORT 



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For tlie Mianicipal Year ISTO-l, 



BEING I-BOM DEC. 5, 1870, TO NOV. 27, 1871. 



REGULAR MEETING, DECEMBER 5th, 1870. 



The Council was called to order, and the retiring Presi- 
dent, Aid. Comiskey, addressed the Council as follows : 

Twelve months ago to-night, gentlemen of the Com- 
mon Council, you elected me as your presiding officer. 
You elected me over men better qualified to preside oyer 
your deliberations than I was ; and I assumed the duties 
with the pledge that I should undertake to perform them 
to the best of my ability, relying upon the generous sup- 
port of the members of this Council to aid and assist me 
in their performance. 1 have to return my sincere thanks 
for the cordial and unanimous support I have received in 
the discharge of the duties during the past year. I shall 
always consider it one of the most pleasant years of my 
life, the remembrance of the relations that have existed 
between you and myself during the term I have filled 
this chair. 

The position is an important one, and a delicate one 
It is hard for any man to please every man and do hie 
duty at the same time. Gentlemen, I have made mistakes, 
but the charitable manner in which those mistakes have 
been overlooked by the members of this Council is some- 
thing I shall never forget. 

I wish to say one word in relation to the Council itself. 
I presume there has never been a Council in the city of 
Chicago that has received more abuse than the Council 
that is now about to adjourn forever, whether this abuse 
was deserved or not — I believe it was not. The Council 
undertook to perform its duties, and attacks were made 
upon them by a portion of the public press because it was 
unable to control this Council for its own selfish purposes. 
I believe the public was satisfied with this Council, and 
that its members tried to do their duty and work for the 
best interests of the people. 

I again thank you, and hope each and all of you will 
enjoy long life, and that the present Council, about to 
take its place, will carry on the city government as 
economically, as carefully, and as justly as the retiring 
Council has. 

Gentlemen, I now vacate the chair, and the Clerk will 
call the roll of the new Council. 



The Clerk called the roll, and the following Aldermen 
answered to their names : 

Aids. Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Holden, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Cafi'rey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse. 

Absent — None. 

The Clerk announced to the Council that the newly 
elected Aldermen had taken the oath required by law, and 
were duly qualified to act. 

ELECTION. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the Council now proceed to 
the election of a presiding officer. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the election be by ballot. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somera, Otis, Montgomeiy, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Whitaker, Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Glade, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse — 30. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Coey, Daggy, Schmitz 
Wilce, Holden, Walsh, Schaffner— 9. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the Clerk appoint three 
tellers. 

Carried. 

The Clerk appointed as such tellers, Aid. McGrath, 
Schaffner and Montgomery. 

Aid. Dixon nominated B. G. Gill for Presiding Officer. 

Aid. Wilce nominated C. C. P. Holden. 

Aid. McAvoy nominated Theodore Schintz. 

Aid. W. S. Powell nominated J. H. McAvoy. 

Aid. Montgomery nominated W. S. Powell. 



Dec. 5,J 



[1870. 



The Council then proceeded to a ballot, with the follow- 
ing result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 1(5 

Aid. Gill received 14 

Aid. Schintz received 8 

Aid. Powell received 2 

There being no choice, the Council proceeded to a sec- 
ond ballot, with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 4(J 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 14 

Aid. Gill received 13 

Aid. Schintz received 11 

Aid. W. S. Powell received 1 

Aid. McAvoy received 1 

There being no choice, the Council proceeded to a third 
ballot, with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessai-y for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 17 

Aid. Gill received 14 

Aid. Schintz received 9 

There being no choice, the Council proceeded to a fourth 
ballot, with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 16 

Aid. Gill received 14 

Aid. Schintz received 10 

There being no choice, the Council proceeded to a fifth 
ballot, with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 16 

Aid. Gill received 11 

Aid. Schintz received 8 

Aid. McAvoy received 5 

There being no choice, the Council proceeded to a sixth 
ballot, with the following result : 

Wliole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 16 

Aid. Gill received 9 

Aid. Schintz received 7 

Aid. McAvoy received 7 

Aid. McGrath received 1 

There being no choice, the Council proceeded to a 
seventh ballot, with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 17 

Aid. Gill received 10 

Aid. Schintz received 5 

Aid. McAvoy received 7 

Aid. Montgomery' received 1 

There being no choice, the Council proceeded to the 
eighth ballot, with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 15 

Aid. Gill received 14 

Aid. Schintz received 8 

Aid. McAvoy received 3 

The being no choice, the Council proceeded to the ninth 
ballot, with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessarj' for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 16 

Aid. Gill received 16 

Aid. Schintz received 7 

Aid. McAvoy received 1 

There being no choice, the Council proceeded to a tenth 
ballot, with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 
Aid. Holden received 20 



Aid. Gill received 14 

Aid. Schintz received 6 

There being no choice the Council proceeded to the 
eleventh ballot, with the following result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Aid. Holden received 26 

Aid. Gill received 13 

Aid. Schintz received 1 

Aid. McGrath moved that Aid. C. C. P. Holden be de- 
clared unanimously elected Presiding Officer for the en- 
suing year. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz moved that a committee of three be ap- 
pointed to conduct Aid. Holden to the chair. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk appointed as such Committee, Aid. Schintz, 
Gill and McAvoy. 

The Presiding Officer, Aid. Holden, in taking the chair, 
spoke as follows : 

Gentlemen of the Common Council : I thank you, 
one and all, sincerely from the bottom of my heart ; I 
thank you for the trust reposed in me in choosing me to 
preside over your deliberations for the ensuing year. 
Gentlemen, I thank you on behalf of the citizens and 
tax -payers whom you represent. This seems to be an ex- 
pression of confidence reposed in me through you, the 
representatives of the people, for my course for the past 
many years in connection with the city government. 

Gentlemen, your duties for the next year will be arduous 
and laborious. I trust and hope that you will all carefully 
guard your acts, to the end that the tax-payers and citi- 
zens whom you represent shall be faithfully and well 
served. Watch the city's interest, and keep a strict guard 
over all your actions, to the end that all the finances of 
the city shall be safely managed, and so managed that 
they can say at the end of your term of service, " Well 
done, good and faithful servants." Gentlemen, again I 
thank you. 

Aid. Dixon moved that a committee of three be ap- 
pointed to wait upon his Honor the Mayor and invite him 
to a seat in the Cotincil. 

Aid. Daggy moved to amend by making the motion 
read, "to wait iipon the Mayor and inform him that the 
Council is organized." 

Aid. Dixon accepted the amendment, and the motion as 
amended prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such committee. Aid. Dixon, 
Buehler and Busse. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Nov. 28, 1870, and of the adjourned meeting, 
Dec. 1, 1870, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

RULES. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the rules of the last Council 
be temporarily adopted. 

Aid. Campbell moved to lay the motion on the table. 

The motion of Aid. Campbell was lost. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. McGrath, it 
was 

Carried. 

MESSAGE. 

His Honor the Mayor being present, then read his an- 
nual message, as follows : 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Council : The 
commencement of another official year devolves upon me 
the duty of laying before you a brief statement of the af- 
fairs of the city. 

FINANCIAL. 

The total bonded indebtedness of the city, Dec. 

1,1870, is $13,934,000 

Deduct from the above the amount of 
water debt, which is provided to be 
paid, principal and interest, out of 
the revenues from the water works$4,820,000 

Also, the amount for deepening the 
canal, which is to be reimbursed by 

the State 2,500,000 

87,320,000 

And it leaves as the net city debt, Dec. 1, 1870, 
to be paid from taxation $6,611,000 



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The amounts in the city treasury to the credit of the 
various funds are as follows : 

Sinking fund, city bonds ^57,000.00 

Jonathan Burr fund 22,500.00 

Eiver Improvement fund 680,057.36 

School Building fund 393,168.76 

Tunnel fund 228,212.50 

City Bridewell fund 85,472.99 

Water fund for construction, Nov. 1, 1870 655,293.47 

Water fund for maintenance 614,385.70 

Total in city treasury $3,236,090.78 

There is no floating debt. 

THE CANAL. 

The work on the Illinois and Michigan canal, which is 
now being done by the city for drainage purposes, is in 
such a state of progress, that it is confidently expected it 
will be completed in the early part of 1871. 

Besides the advantage of drainage gained by the work, 
the navigation of nearly one-third of the entire canal 
will be much improved, and if a comparatively small out- 
lay be made on other portions of the canal to obtain a 
greater depth of water, the tonage of boats can be in- 
creased from almost 150 to 200 tons burthen. 

And in the completion of the Illinois river improve- 
ment, so as to give good water communication between 
Chicago and St. Louis during the entire season of naviga- 
tion, the business of the present canal,I am quite sure, would 
be more than doubled, and it would regulate, to a greater 
or less extent, the rates of eastern-bound freight between 
St. Paul and St. Louis. There is no public work within 
my knowledge that can be completed with so small an 
expenditure, and the advantages of which would be so 
widely diffused as the Illinois river improvement. By the 
completion of the lock and dam near the head of Peoria 
lake, which is now being constructed by the State, and is 
in rapid progress, the canal will be substantially extended 
to Peoria, and, it is to be hoped, at a very early day, to 
the mouth of the Illinois river. 

The city of Chicago is deeply interested in the comple- 
tion of this work, not only in a commercial point of view, 
but as a means of reimbursing itself at an early day for 
the large expenditure now being made on the the canal. 

REFORM SCHOOL. 

The Reform School is one of the noblest charities of our 
city, and truly deserves its name. Nearly 75 per cent of 
the whole number sent to this school are reformed, and 
become useful members of society. Some of them now 
occupy places of honor and trust, and more of them would 
be reformed if sent to this school at an earlier day, before 
graduating from the Bridewell and the jail. 

But the great and pressing want of our city at the pres- 
ent time in the way of charity is a reform school for 
girls. I feel that I cannot too strongly recommend to 
your favorable consideration any plan that will result in 
a reform school for girls similar to the Reform School for 
boys. 

BRIDEWELL. 

The new Bridewell is nearly ready for occupancy, but 
the inclosing grounds and the building of workshops wdll 
require a portion of another year, and the work must be 
completed before the benefits expected from this institu- 
tion can be realized. 

The duty of reorganizing the Bridewell will devolve 
upon your honorable body, and I would earnestly recom- 
mend you to place at the head of it some man of large ex- 
perience and well-known capacity for managing an insti- 
tution of that kind. If this be done, it is confidently ex- 
pected that instead of being a constant and growing 



expense to the city, it may in a short time become self- 
supporting and reformatory. Five thousand and eighty- 
two persons were sent to the present Bridewell from Dec. 
1, 1869, to Dec. 1, 1870, and from infoixaation which I 
have obtained, I feel quite sure that intemperance was 
the cause of the commitments^of at least three-fourths of 
this number. 

LICENSES. 

A change in some of the rates for licenses would, in my 
opinion, be desirable. The rate for theaters is $150. This, 
I think, should be increased for first-class theaters ; and 
some few other changes might be advantageously made. 
Twenty-three hundred and two saloon licenses were issued 
from July 1, 1869, to July 1, 1870, and from July, 1, 1870, 
to Dec. 1, 1870, 2,159 saloon licenses have been issued. For 
the year ending July 1, 1871, the number will no doubt 
equal if it does not exceed the number issued in the pre- 
ceding year. 

But, assuming that the total will be 2,300, and that our 
population is 300,000, this gives one saloon for every 130 
inhabitants, including men, women and children. If we 
assume one-fifth of the population to be men over twenty- 
one years of age, this gives one saloon for every twenty- 
six men in the city. That this state of things should be 
remedied in some way, I think, does not admit of a doubt, 
and it may be done by limiting the number, or increasing 
the rate of saloon licenses. I earnestly commend the sub- 
ject to your careful consideration. 

THE NEW CONSTITUTION. 

The adaptation of our city affairs to the new Constitu- 
tion of the State will make some important changes, and 
require some additional legislation, all of which should 
be carefully considered and prepared in time for the meet- 
ing of the next Legislature, which is now close at hand. 

THE CITY TREASURER. 

I am gratified to be able to report that the City Treas- 
urer has paid to the Comptroller $64,829.07 for interest, 
which he has collected on deposits of city funds for the 
past year. This believed to be the first time the city has 
realized anything from this source, and it is an example 
that it is presumed will be followed hereafter. 

The Comptroller has met all just demands on his De- 
partment promptly, and this course, established and con- 
tinued, must have a favorable influence on the letting of 
contracts hereafter. He is entitled to great credit for the 
skill with which he has negotiated the large loans made 
during the year, and also for so managing the affairs of 
his Department as to make it unnecessary to pay interest 
on temporary loans. 

All branches of the City Government are working har- 
moniously together, and it is believed for the best ad- 
vantage of the city. 

To you, gentlemen of the Council, are committed, in a 
great degree, the important interests of this growing com- 
munity. In all measures that tend to promote these in- 
terests I shall cheerfully co-operate with the Council. 
Very respectfully, R. B. Mason, 

'- Mayor. 

On motion of Aid. McAvoy, the message was ordered to 
be printed, and referred to the Finance Committee. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Whitaker moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING, DECEMBER 12th, 1870. 



Present— A\d. Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, 
Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, 
Daggy, Tracoy, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President. 

Absent— A\ii. Wilce, McGrath, and Schmidt. 

MINUTE.S. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the minutes of the regular meet- 
ing held Dec. 5, 1870, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

The Presiding Officer announced the standing commit- 
tees of the present municipal year, as follows : 

FINANCE. 

Wilce, Otis, Buehler. 

RAILROADS. 
Walsh, Somers, W. S. Powell, Tyler, McAvoy. 

.JUDICIARY. 
Schintz, Daggy, Campbell. 

FIRE AND WATER. 
McGrath, Devine, Schmitz. 

SCHOOLS. 
McCotter, McAvoy, Busse. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 
Tracey, Daggy, Thompson, Coey, Otis, Knickerbocker. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 
Schmidt, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 
Bailey, Gill, Buehler, Witbeck, George Powell, Hickey, 
Glade, Wilce, Campbell. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 
Wliitaker, Bateham, Witbeck, Schaffner, McGrath. 

WHARFING PRIVILEGES. 
Gill, Tracey, Carney, Bailey, Dixon. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 
Dixon, W. S. Powell, McCauley. 

BRIDEWELL. 
Somers, McCotter, Schintz. 

POLICE. 
McAvoy, McCauley, Glade. 

LICENSES. 
Tyler, Thompson, Hickey. 

GAS-LIGHTS. 
George Powell, Knickerbocker, Carney. 
HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 
Busse, Bateham, Gardner. 

PRINTING. 
Montgomery, Schmidt, Batterman. 



MARKETS. 

Batterman, McCaffrey, Shell. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Gardner, Schmitz, Coey. 

COUNTY RELATIONS. 

Clarke, Shell, Batterman. 

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR. 

His Honor the Mayor presented the following commu- 
nication : 
To the Honorable the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Upon satisfactory evidence furnished me, I make the 
following charges against Edward Northnagle, who holds 
by appointment the office of Constable for the Ninth 
Ward of this city : 

IHrst, That said Northnagle, while holding the oflSce of 
Constable for said ward as aforesaid, to wit : on or about 
the 25th day of October, A.D. 1870, was drunk and guilty of 
disorderly conduct in said city. 

Second. That said Northnagle is in the habit of using 
Intoxicating liquors to excess and of getting drunk, there- 
by iinfittlng himself to hold the position of a peace officer 
of this city. 

Third, That said Northnagle, while holding the office 
of Constable aforesaid, to wit, on the 25th day of October, 
A. D. 1870, was convicted in the Police Court of this city 
of being drunk and disorderly. 

Fourth, That said Northnagle while holding the posi- 
tion and discharging the duties of Constable as aforesaid, 
to wit, on or about the 24th day of October, A. D. 1870, 
was drunk and disorderly. 

I ask that the accused may be tried upon the foregoing 
charges as provided In Section 17, Chapter 2 (page 10) of 
Gary's Laws and Ordinances, and that if found guilty he 
be removed from said office. 

EespectfuUy submitted, 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the communication be referred 
to the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The following communication : 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common Council : 

I hereby submit the following nominations, subject to 
your approval: 

FOR WARD CONSTABLES. 
Joseph Leon. 
John G. McCauley. 

I have made careful inquiry about these men, and be- 
lieve they would be reliable, good men for constables. I 
Inclose a petition from one of them. 

Very respectfully submitted, 

B. B. Mason, Mayor. 
Dec. 10, 1870. 

Aid. Somers moved that the appointments be confirmed. 
Aid. Schaffner moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 
The motion of Aid. Schaffner prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution relative to em- 
ploying Z. B. Brockway to take charge of the new Bride- 
well, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the resolution be referred to 
the Committee on Bridewell, as provided in Sec. 4 of Chap- 
ter 4 of the Charter. 

Aid. Daggy raised the point of order that Sec. 4 of Chap- 
ter 4 related only to petitions, communications, and ordi- 
nances, and not to resolutions. 



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The Chair ruled that, as the resolution was presented 
under the head of petitions and communications, it was 
a proper matter for reference, and directed that it be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

Aid. Schaffner presented the petition of citizens for a 
sidewalk on Towns court, which, on his motion, was 

Eeferred to the Board of Public Works, with instruc- 
tions to grant the prayer of the petition. 

Petition of Charles A. Story and others for the use of 
the Council chamber for a debating society, was, on motion 
of Aid. Schintz, 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

Communication from Mattocks and Mason in relation 
to a lot for a site for the proposed new water works, was. 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. McAvoy presented the draft of an ordinance au- 
thorizing the Chicago City Railway Company to use a 
dummy on their tracks to clean off snow, which was 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Devine presented an order directing the Board of 
Public Works to cause the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railway Company to plank the space between their track 
on North Water street, between Rush street and the Sugar 
Refinery, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 



Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on Brown street, 
tween Wright and Sixteenth streets, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 



be- 



Ald. Walsh presented the petition of W. K Manning, 
for remission of personal property taxes, which was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Walsh presented the petition of Manning and 
Brown, for remission of personal tax for year 1870, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of L. A. Pearson for a free license to exhibit a 
section of a " big tree " from California, was 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Henry Rehnebaum for a free peddler's 
license, was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of James Hannegan for rebate on a second- 
hand dealers' license, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCauley presented the petition of M. Keenan 
for compensation for personal injuries caused by falling 
into the area of the engine-house on Chicago avenue, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Communication of Weil Bros., covering offers of lots 
for school purposes, corner of Fourth avenue and Harri- 
son street, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Knickerbocker presented the petition of Mason B. 
Loomis for abatement of tax, which was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Proposal of Wm. and James B. Waller to sell lots to 
the city of Chicago in block 138, School Section Addition, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Schools, 

Aid. McCauley presented the draft of an ordinance re- 
pealing and abolishing the oflSces of Fish Inspector, Boiler 
Inspector, Wood Inspector, Stave Inspector, and City 
Gauger, which was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. McCauley presented the draft of an ordinance 
amending section 10, chapter 45, Revised Ordinances, en- 
titled " Streets," which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 



Aid. McCauley presented the draft of an ordinance 
amending section 2, chapter 35, of the Revised Ordi- 
nances, entitled " Pounds," which was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Petition of citizens for planking an alley in block 17, 
Butler, Wright and Webster's Addition, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for passage of an ordinance to annul 
the assessment for planking the alley in block 28, S. S. 
Addition, was 

Referred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

Aid. Tyler presented a resolution in relation to a side- 
walk on Lincoln place, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of B. Boasbery for a free license, was 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Gill moved to reconsider the vote by which the pe- 
tition of L. A. Pearson for a free license to exhibit a sec- 
tion of a " big tree " was referred to the Committee on 
Licenses. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gill moved that the prayer of the petition be 
granted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Daggy presented a resolution in relation to laying 
water pipe on Forest avenue. 

Aid. Daggy asked leave to withdraw the resolution and 
leave was granted. 

Aid. McCauley moved that a select committee of six. 
two from each division, be appointed by the Chair to re- 
vise the rules and order of business of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such Committee, Aid. McCauley. 
Schintz, Knickerbocker, Otis, Buehler, and Bateham. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution in relation to the 
delinquent personal taxes of 1868-'69, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCauley asked leave to withdraw the resolution, 
and leave was granted. 

Aid. Busse presented a resolution in reference to a side- 
walk an Goethe street, from Clark street to Rush street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 



3. Wheeler and 
C. H. Walker's 



Aid. Daggy presented a petition of H. 
others for planking an alley in block 8, 
subdivision of section 28, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

OFFICIAL BONDS. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of James Gal- 
lagher, Constable First Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Somers moved to reconsider the vote by which the 
bond of James Gallagher was referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Somers moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Edward Wiley, Constable Second 
Ward. 
Aid. Dixon moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of C. T. Bogue, Constable of the Third 
Ward. 
Aid. Montgomery moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Richard H. Wallace, Constable of 
the Fourth Ward. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the bond be approved 
The motion prevailed. 



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Also, 

The oflScial bond of Charles 0. McLane, Constable of 
the Fifth Ward. 

Aid. Dagsy moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Peter J. Connolly, Constable of 
the Sixth Ward. 
Aid. Schmitz moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of George Desiness, Constable of the 
Seventh Ward. 
Aid. Batterman moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Mathew Fleming, Constable of the 
Eighth Ward. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Patrick Murphy, Constable of the 
Ninth Ward. 

Aid. George Powell moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Frank N. Draffen, Constable of the 
Tenth Ward. 

Aid. Bateham moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Fred. Zschocke, Constable of the 
Eleventh Ward. 

Aid. Glade moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of John Worth, Constable of the 
Twelfth Ward. 

Aid. Witbeck moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of William Swinburne, Constable of 
the Thirteenth Ward. 

Aid. Gardner moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of John Scanlan, Constable of the 
Fourteenth Ward. 

Aid. Sheil moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of John Koehrbach, Constable of the 
Sixteenth Ward. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the bond be 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Charles Hoevel, Constable of the 
Seventeenth Ward. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Patrick Daley, Constable of the 
Eighteenth Ward. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of J. T. Brochbill, Constable of the 
Nineteenth Ward. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Frederick Zitt, Constable of the 
Twentieth Ward. 

Aid. Busse moved that the bond be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS, 

The Clerk presented a communication from the City 
Comptroller, reporting the receipt from the City Treas- 
unir of interests on city deposits. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the communication be re 
ferrcd to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

A communication from the City Comptroller, covering 
report of receipts and expenditures for the month of No- 
vember, 1870, which was 

Placed on file. 

Also, 

A communication from the City Treasurer, covering a 
statement of interests on the city deposits. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the communication be pub- 
lished, and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE COMMUNICATION. 

To His Honor the Mayor and Common Council as- 
sembled. 

Gentlemen : I, as Treasurer of the city of Chicago, 
have the honor to report to your honorable body the fol- 
lowing statement of interests received by me on the city 
deposits, all of which I have returned to the City Comp- 
troller for the benefit of the city. 

Very respectfully, D. A. Gage, Treasurer. 

Chicago, Dec. 5, 1870. 

Amount received as interest on deposits $64,829.07 

Paid to Comptroller 64,829.07 

D. A. Gage, Treasurer. 
Chicago, Dec. 5, 1870. 

Also, 

A report of the Coi-poration Council respecting the title 
to a lot for hose cart in Oakenwald addition south of 
Woodland, fronting on Cottage Grove avenue, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Dixon 

Referred to tne Committee on Fire and Water. 
Also, 

A report from the Trustees of the Washingtonian Home 
of receipts and expenditures for the quarter ending Oct. 1, 
1870. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS PRESENTED 

a report in relation to lamp posts on West Madison street 
and Warren avenue, between Oakley street and Western 
avenue. 

Aid. McCotter moved that the report be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance directing the refunding of 
money collected on warrant 665 for improving alley in 
block 5, Frac. Section 15 Addition to Chicago. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report and ordinance be 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for five lamp posts on West 
Twenty-second street, from Halsted to Union street. 

A report and ordinance for one lamp post on the north- 
east corner of Chicago avenue and Wesson street. 

A report and ordinance for three lamp posts on Rhodes 
avenue, from Crittenden avenue to University place. 

A report and ordinance for ten lamp posts on Larrabee 
street, from Menomonee street to a point about 400 feet 
north of North avenue. 

A report and ordinance for three lamp posts on Calumet 
avenue, from Twentieth street to Twenty-first street. 

A report and ordinance for two lamp posts at the inter- 
section of University place and Rhodes avenue, and one 
lamp post about 150 feet east of said Rhodes avenue on 
University place. 

A report and ordinance for six lamp posts on North 
Franklin street, from Menomonee street to Wisconsin 
street. 

A report and ordinance for seven lamp posts on Carroll 
street, from Paulina street to Wood street. 

All of whicn were referred to the Committee on Gas 
Lights. 



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Also, 

A report and ordinance for vacating alley lying south 
and adjoining sub-lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in lots 1, i, 5, 7, 
8, 9 and 10, block 1, in west part of Sam'l Ellis' Addition to 
Chicago. 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on both sides of 
Ellis avenue, from Douglas place to Egan avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side of 
Sheridan place, from Purple street to about 400 feet west 
of said Purple street. 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on north side of 
Thirty-seventh street, from Cottage Grove avenue to South 
Park avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of 
Napoleon place, from Wallace street to Hanover street. 

All of which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
South Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the south side of 
Blackhawk street, from Sedgwick street to Hurlbut street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
Tremont street, from Willow street to Webster avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Hurlbut street, from Blackhawk street to Clybourn 
avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
McArthur street, from Schiller street to North avenue. 
Also, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of a portion of 
the alley in Block 25, Sec. 33, T. 40 N., R. 14 E., and the 
opening of a new alley. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east side of 
Clybourn avenue, from Webster avenue to Reuben street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of 
Reuben street, from Clybourn avenue to FuUerton avenue. 

All of which were referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys of the North Division. 
Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
Fleetwood street, from Elston avenue to Redfield street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
Holstein street, from South Park street to Wilmot street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of 
Park avenue, from Reuben street to Western avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side of 
Park avenue, from Ashland avenue to Western avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Diller street, from West Indiana street to Fourth street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of 
George street, from Cai-penter street to Fifth street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Carpenter street, from George street to the northern ter- 
minus of Carpenter street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of El- 
ston avenue, from Fullerton avenue to the city limits. 

All of which were referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service-pipe from cer- 
tain lots connecting with public main water-pipe in 
Market street, between Randolph street and Lake street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 

Aid. Knickerbocker, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage, and passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Camp- 
bell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Bussey, Mr. 
President— 36. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service-pipe on Michi- 
gan avenue, between Twenty-ninth street and Thirtieth 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 

Aid. Daggy, the ordinance was put upon its passage, and 
passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Aijes — Somers Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz,Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell,Bailey,Geo. Pow- 
ell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gax-dner, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaftner, Carney, 



McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service-pipe in South 
Water street, between Michigan avenue and Central ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 

Aid. Somers, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Bussey, Mr. 
President— 36. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service-pipe in Kings- 
bury street, between Chicago avenue and 150 feet north 6f 
Erie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 

Aid. McCaffrey, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Aijes—Somevs, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Bussey, Mr. 
President— 36. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service-pipe in Pine 
street, between Chicago avenue and Whitney street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 

Aid. Clarke, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
Presiden1^-36. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service-pipe in East 
Pearson street, between Rush street and the east line of 
sub lot 7, lot 10, block 20, Canal Trustees' subdivision, s. 
fractional %, Sec. 3, T. 39 N., R. 14, E. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 

Aid. Devine, the motion was put upon its passage, and 
passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

At/cs— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, MeAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schffner 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Bussey, Mr. 
President— 36. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in Michigan 
avenue, between Twenty-ninth street and Thirtieth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 

Aid. Whitaker, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

^^es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President — 36. 

JVbes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in Kingsbury 
street, between Chicago avenue and Erie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 

Aid. Carney, the ordinance wiis put upon its passage, and 
paHHod by ayes and noes, iis follows : 

/Ij/es- Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
(tocsy, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 



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Powell, Bateham, Walflh, Glade, McCotter, Witbcck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shoil, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President — 36. 
Noes — None. 

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the rules be suspended for 
the purpose of taking up miscellaneous business, and de- 
manded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^Ve«— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Coey, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schaff- 
ner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Mr. 
President — 25. 

jVoes— Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, 
Batterman, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Witbeck, 
Schintz, Busse — 11. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution in relation to de- 
linquencies in the personal tax of 1869-70, and moved its 
adoption. 

Aid. McCotter moved that the resolution be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion prevailed, by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, W. S. Powell, 
Bailey, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaf- 
frey, Clarke, Mr. Pre8ident^-26. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Thompson, Daggy, Hickey, Geo. 
Powell, Gardner, Carney, McCauley, Devine, Busse— 10. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution in relation to leg- 
islation for the city of Chicago. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the resolution be referred to 
the Committee on County Eelations. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that it be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the words "with power to 
employ legal assistance if found necessary," be stricken 
out. 

Carried. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the resolution as amended be 
adopted, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman. Hickey, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bateham , 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, 
Shiel, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
Clarke, Devine, Mr. President — 33. 

iioes — ^W. Powell, McCauley, Busse — 3. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That a Committee of Five on Legislation be 
appointed by the President to confer witn the Corporation 
Counsel and City Attorney relative to legislation under 
the new Constitution. 



The chair appointed as such Committee : Aid. Campbell, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Schintz, and McCotter. 

Aid. Daggy presented a resolution for water main-pipe 
on Forest avenue, between Thirty-first and Thirty-third 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Shell moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Thompson, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, Glade, Shell, 
Buehler, Schintz, Carney, McCauley, Devine, Busse — 18. 

Noes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, McAvoy, Daggy, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Gill, Schaffner, McCaffrey, 
Clarke, Mr. President — 18. 

Aid. McAvoy presented a resolution directing the Com- 
mittee on Police to report an ordinance prohibiting cows 
from running at large in the South Division, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Buehler presented a resolution in relation to delay 
in erecting lamp posts in Milwaukee avenue, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented a resolution requesting the laying 
of gas pipes and the erection of lamp posts in the Fifth 
Ward, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company 
be, and they are hereby, requested to lay main gas pipes 
on the following named streets and avenues, and that the 
Board of Public Works be directed to prepare and present 
to this Council ordinances for lamp posts on both side^ of 
said streets and avenues at the earliest practicable period, 
viz: 

On Bumside street, from Twenty-seventh street to 
Thirty-fourth street. 

On Butterfield street, from Twenty-seventh street to 
Thirty-third street. 

On State street from end of present pipe to Douglas 
place. 

On Wabash avenue, from the end of the present pipe to 
Douglas place.' 

On Cottage Grove avenue, from Douglas place to Egan 
avenue, and on Forest avenue from Thirty-first street to 
Thirty-third street. 

Resolved, further, That the City Clerk furnish to the 
Chicago Gas Light and Coke Company a certified copy of 
the foregoing resolution, and also a cei-tified copy thereof 
to the Board of Public Works. 

AD.JOURNMENT. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



SPECIAL MEETING, DECEMBER 16th, 1870. 



Present— A\d. Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, | 
Montgomery, Coey, Thompson, Daggj', Tracey, Schmitz, i 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Devine, Busse, and Mr. President. 

Absent — Aid. McAvoy, Whitaker, Batterman, Tyler, 
Schmidt and Clarke. 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the call for the meeting, which is as 

Chicago, Dec. 14, 1870 
C. T. Hotchkiss, City Clerk. 

Sir : You will please call a special meeting of the Com- 
mon Council for Friday evening, December 16, to receive 
reports from special committees, petitions, communica- 



tions and resolutions, and for the transaction of general 



Akthur Dixon, Second Ward. 

James McCauley, Nineteenth Ward. 

John J. Knickerbocker, First Ward. 

W. B. Bateham, Ninth Ward. 
Aid. Dixon moved that the call be placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

REVISION OF THE RULES. 

Aid. McCauley, of the Select Committee on Revision of 
the Rules, submitted a report recommending various 
amendments. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled. 

Gentlemen : You Special Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the " Eules and Order of Business of the Common 
Council " for revision and amendment, would respect- 
fully submit the following amendments thereto for your 
consideration and approval : 

Rule 2. Section 2 to read as follows : after the word 
" petitions," add "communications and ordinances." 

Section 6 to be numbered as section 5. 

Section 7 to be numbered as section 6. 

Section 5 to be numbered as section 7. 

Strike out the word " communications " from section 8, 
and insert the word " resolutions." 

Rule 4. Amend to read as follows: after the word 
" decorum," insert the words, " and may speak to points 
of order in preference to other members, rising from his 
seat for that purpose." Also add after the words, " Com- 
mon Council " the following words : " on which appeal 
no member shall speak more than once without the con- 
sent of the Council." 

Rule 10. Amend by striking out after the word "case" 
the words " without debate." 

Rule 13. Amend by inserting after the word " ex- 
cused," the words, " by the presiding officer." 

Rule 24. Amend by adding after the word " delay " the 
words, " upon the pending amendments in tlieir proper 
order, and then upon the main question." 

Rule 30. Amend by striking out, after the words "to 
be," the word " struct," and insert in its stead the word 
"struck." Also add after the word "amended" the 
words, " shall be read." 

Rule 32. Amend by inserting after the article " A " at 
the beginning, the words "vote or." 

Rule 33. Amend by inserting after the word "unless" 
the words, "otherwise provided in," and strikeout the 
words " required by." 

Rule 37. Amend by striking out the word " three," in 
the second line, and insert the word " five ;" also strike 
out all after the word " represented." 

Rule 38. Strike out altogether. 

Rule 39. To be numbered as rule 38. 

Rule 40. To be numbered as rule 39. 

Rule 41. To be numbered as rule 40, and then amended 
as follows: Insert after the word " writing," the words 
" at least once in each month, unless further time be 
granted by a vote of the Council ;" and also after the word 
" thereon," the words " minority reports may be received 
and moved as amendments to majority reports." 

Rule 42. To be numbered as rule 41. 

Rule 43. Strike out altogether. 

Rule 44. Strike out altogether. 

Rule 45. To be numbered as rule 42. 

Rule 46. To be numbered as rule 43, and then amended 
by striking out the words " two-thirds of," where they 
occur in the second line. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

James McCauley, 
Theodore Schintz, 
John Buehler, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
John J. Knickerbocker, 
W. B. Bateham, 
Special Committee on Revision of Rules. 

The following are the rules as proposed to be amended : 

MEETINGS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Rule 1. Regular meetings of the Common Council 
shall be held on every Monday evening at 7]/^ o'clock, 
unless otherwise ordered at a regular meeting." Special 
meetings may be held at any time, on call of the Mayor, 
or any two or more Aldermen ; such call shall be in 
writing, duly signed, and shall be presented to the Clerk, 
who shall proceed immediately to prepare notices of the 
same, and shall cause them to be served on the members 
of the Council, in the usual manner ; such notices shall 
describe, in brief, the nature or objects of the call. 

At every special meeting the call for such meeting shall 
be read and afterward filed by the Clerk ; and no business 
other than that proposed by the call shall be in order at 
such meeting. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 2. At the hour appointed for the' meeting, the 
Clerk (or some one appointed to supply hlB absence) shall 



proceed to call the roll of members, marking the ab- 
sentees, and announce whether a quorum (». e., a majority 
of all the members elected) be present. Upon the ap- 
pearance of a quorum the Council shall be called to order, 
the Presiding Oificer taking the chair, if present, and the 
Council appointing a temporary Chairman if he should be 
absent. If a quoram do not appear, the Council shall not 
thereby stand adjourned unless by a vote of the members 
present When a quorum is present the Council shall 
proceed to the business before them, which shall be con- 
ducted in the order following : 

1. The reading of the minutes of the proceedings of 
the last meeting or meetings, amendment and approval of 
the same, unless dispensed with by the Council. 

2. The presentation of petitions, communications and 
ordinances. 

3. Reports of city officers. 

4. Engrossed ordinances, orders and resolutions. 

5. Reports of standing committees. 

6. Reports of select committees. 

7. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

8. Resolutions. 

i). Miscellaneous business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to the priority of busi- 
ness shall be decided without debate. 

DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE PRESIDENT. 

Rule 4. The Presiding Officer shall preserve order and 
decorum, and may speak to points of order in preference 
to other members, rising from his seat for that purpose 
and shall decide all questions of order, subject to an ap- 
peal to the Common Council, on which appeal no mem- 
ber shall speak more than once without the consent of 
the Council. 

Rule 5. While the Presiding Oificer is putting the 
question no member shall walk across or out of the Coun- 
cil room. 

Rule 6. Every member, previous to his speaking, shall 
rise from his seat and address himself to the Presiding 
Ofiicer, and say, " Jlfr. Presirfen^ ;" but shall not proceed 
with his remarks until recognized and named by the 
Chair. 

Rule 7. When two or more members rise at once, the 
Presiding Officer shall name the member who is first to 
speak. 

DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 8. When a member wishes to present a commu- 
nication, petition, order, resolution or other original mat- 
ter, he shall rise in his place and briefly state its nature 
before presenting the same. 

Rule 9. No member shall speak more than twice upon 
the same subject without leave of the Common Council, 
nor more than once, in any case, until every member 
choosing to speak shall have spoken . 

Rule 10. A member called to order by the Chair shall 
immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain. If 
there be no appeal, the decision of the Chair shall be con- 
clusive ; but if the member appeal from the decision of 
the Chair, the Common Council shall decide on the case. 

Rule 11. While a member is speaking, no member 
shall hold any piivate discourse, nor pass between the 
speaker and the Chair. 

Rule 12. Every member who shall be present when a 
question is stated from the Chair shall vote thereon, un- 
less excused by the Common Council, or unless he be 
directly interested in the question, in which case he shall 
not vote. 

Rule 13. No member shall be allowed to leave the 
Council while in session, unless excused by the Presiding 
Officer ; and for attempting to do so, or for persistent vio- 
lation of any other rule of order, may be restrained, ar- 
rested, or otherwise dealt with, as the President or Coun- 
cil may direct. 

MOTIONS AND E.ESOLUTIONS. 

Rule 14. No motion shall be put or debated unless it 
be seconded. When a motion is seconded it shall be stated 
by the Presiding Officer before debate, and every such 
motion shall be reduced to writing, if required by a 
member. 

Rule 15. After a motion or resolution is stated by the 
Presiding Officer, it shall bo deemed to be in possession of 
the Common Council, but may be withdrawn at any time 
before decision or amendment, by consent of the Common 
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Riif.K 16. If the question in debate contain several dis- 
tinct propositions, any member may have the same divided 
when the sense admits of it. 

RuLK 17. In all cases where a resolution or motion is 
entered on the minutes of the Common Council, the name 
of the member moving the same shall be entered also. 

TAKING AND ENTERING VOTE. 

RuLK 18. If any momlier require it, the ayes and noes 
upon any (luestion shall be taken and entered on th(! 
minutes; but the ayes and noes shall not be taken unless 
called for previous to any vote on the question. 

PRECEDENCE OF QUESTIONS. 

Rule 19. When a blank is to be filled and different 
sums or times are proposed, the question shall be taken 
first on the largest sum or the longest time. 

Rui-E 20. When a question is under debate the only 
motions in order shall be ; 1, to adjourn ; 2, the previous 
question ; 3, to lay on the table ; 4, to postpone indefi- 
nitely ; F), to adjourn to a certain day ; 6, to refer; 7, to 
amend ; 8, to substitute ; and such motions shall have 
precedence in the order herein arranged — the first three 
to be decided without debate. 

AD.JOURNMENT. 

Rule 21. A motion to adjourn the Common Council 
shall always be in order, except : 1, when a member is in 
possession of the floor; 2, while the ayes and noes are 
lieing called; 3, when the members are voting; 4, when 
adjournment was the last preceding motion ; or 5, when 
it has been decided that the previous question shall be 
taken. 

Rule 22. A motion to adjourn simply cannot be 
amended ; but a motion to adjourn to a time given may 
be, and is open to debate. 

RiiLE 23. The Common ('ouncil, between the first 
Monday in July and the first Monday in September, maj^ 
adjourn over one or more regular meetings, on a vote of 
two thirds of all the Aldermen authorized by law to be 
elected. 

PREVIOUS QUESTION. 

Rule 24. When the previous question is moved and 
seconded, it shall be put in this form : " Shall the main 
question now be put?" If this is carried, all further 
amendments and all further motions and debates shall be 
excluded, and the question be put without delay upon the 
pending amendments in their proper order, and then upon 
the main question. 

TO LAY ON THE TABLE. 

Rule 25. A motion to lay a question on the table sim- 
ply, is not debatable ; but a motion to lay on the table 
and publish, or any other condition, is subject to amend- 
ment and debate. 

INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT. 

Rule 26. Wlien a motion is postponed indefinitely, it 
shall not be taken up again during the same meeting. 

TO REFER. 

Rule 27. A motion to refer to a Standing Committee 
shall take precedence of a similar motion for a Special 
Committee. 

TO AMEND. 

Rule 28. A motion to amend an amendment shall be 
in order, but to amend an amendment to an amendment 
shall not be entertained. 

Rule 29. An amendment modifying the intention of 
a motion shall be in order ; but an amendment relating to 
a different subject shall not be in order. 

Rule 30. On an amendment to "strike out and in- 
sert," the paragraph to be amended shall first be read as 
it stands, then the words proposed to be struck out, and 
those to be inserted, and, finally, the paragraph, as it 
would stand if so amended, shall be read. 

TO SUBSTITUTE. 

Rule 31. A substitute for any original proposition in 
debate, may be entertained when further amendment is 



not admissable; and if accepted by the mover of such 
original proposition, or by vote of the Council, it shall 
entirely supersede such original proposition, and cut off all 
amendments appertaining thereto. 

RECONSl DERATION. 

Rule 32. A vote or question may be reconsidered at 
any time during the same meeting, or at the first regular 
meeting held thereafter. A motion for reconsideration, 
being once made, and decided in the negative, shall not 
be renewed before the next meeting. 

Rule 33. A motion to reconsider must be made and 
seconded by members who voted in the majority, unless 
otherwise provided in the charter. 

Rule 34. No question shall J^e reconsidered more than 
once, nor shall a vote to reconsider be reconsidered. 

PRECEDENCE OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 35. The Council shall at all regular meetings re- 
sume business at the same order on which it was engaged 
immediately preceding the last adjournment, with the ex- 
ception of reading and approving the minutes of preceding 
meetings, which shall always be first in order. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Rule 36. The standing committees of the Common 
Council shall be appointed by the Presiding Officer annu- 
ally, or entering upon the duties of his olfice; and the first 
person named on the committee shall be chairman thereof. 

The following shall be the standing committees : 

1. On Finance. 

2. On Railroads. 

3. On Judiciary. 

4. On Fire and Water. 

5. On Schools. 

6. On Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

7. On Streets and Alleys, North Division. 

8. On Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

9. On Wharves and Public Grounds. 

10. On Whai-fing Privileges. 

11. On Local Assessments. 

12. On Bridewell. 

13. On Police. 

14. On Licenses. 

15. On Gas Lights. 

16. On Harbors and Bridges. 

17. On Printing. 

18. On Markets. 

19. On Public Buildings. 

20. On County Relations. 

Rule 37. The standing committees of the Common 
Council shall consist of five members each, except the 
several Committees on Streets and Alleys, which shall be 
composed each ot as many Aldermen as there are wards 
in the division represented. 

SELECT COMMITTEES. 

Rule 38. On the acceptance of a final report from a 
select committee, the said committee shall be considered 
discharged without a vote, unless otherwise ordered. 

.JURISDICTION OF COMMITTEES. 
Rule 39. All matters relating exclusively to the streets 
and alleys in any division of the city, shall be referred?, o 
the committee of that division. And in all instances where 
individual wards only are interested, the papers referred 
shall be directed to the member whose ward is concerned — 
and he shall be considered chairman in such cases. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

Rule 40, Standing and select committees, to whom 
references are made, shall in all cases report, in writing, 
at least once in each month, unless further time be granted 
by a vote of the Council, the state of facts, with their 
opinions thereon. Minority reports may be received and 
moved as amendments to majority reports. 

Rule 41. All reports of committees shall be addressed 
" To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled." They shall briefly describe 
the matter refen-ed, and the conclusion to which the com- 
mittee has arrived ; which conclusion shall be summed up 
in the form of an ordinance, order, resolution, recom- 
mendation, or some other distinct proposition. 



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GENEKAL PROVISION. 
Rule 42. No order or resolution, involving, directly or 
indirectly, the expenditure of money from the city treasury, 
and no ordinance (except such ordinances as are sent to 
the Council by the Board of Public Works, relating to 
public improvements, to be paid for by special assessments) 
shall be finally passed by the Common Council, until the 
same shall have been referred to the City Clerk for en- 
grossment, and engrossed; and then only finally acted 
upon at a subsequent meeting: Provided, That the en- 
grossment of any such order, ordinance or resolution may 
be dispensed with at any time, if so ordered by a vote of 
three fourths of all the Aldermen authorized by law to be 
elected, such vote to be taken by ayes and noes, and en- 
tered upon the records of the Common Council. 

SUSPENSION, &C., OF RULES. 
BuLE 43. These rules may be temporarily suspended 
by consent of all the members present ; but shall not be 
repealed, altered, or amended, unless by concurrence of 
two thirds of all the Aldermen elected. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Aid. Daggy presented the petition of M. Jerome, pray- 
ing that goats be included in the proposed ordinance pro- 
hibiting cattle from running at large, which, on his 
motion, was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. McCauley presented the petition of Louis Benz for 
a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, was 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Aid. Bailey presented the petition of James Taylor and 
others for a sidewalk on the east side of Laflin street, be- 
tween Blue Island avenue and Sampson street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Bailey presented the petition of G. W. Edwards and 
others for lamp posts on Maxwell street, between Canal 
street and Blue Island avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance of citizens against the removal of the 
steamer Fred Gund from its present location on North 
Dearborn street, was, on motion of Aid. Devine, 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Daggy presented the petition of William Crowden 
for a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, was 
Granted. 

Aid. Dixon presented a preamble and resolution direct- 
ing the Committee on Judiciary to inquire whether the 
Council is a continuous body, which was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Education to remove the school-house on Warren 
avenue, near the C. C. & I. C. R. R., which was 

Referred to the Board of Education. 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution directing the Comp- 
troller to advertise for land for a school site between the 
Chicago river and Hariison street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

GENERAL BUSINESS. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
proposal of George Mullen to purchase the engine-house 
lot on Jackson street, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
draft of an ordinance fixing the salary of the Wood In- 
spector, submitted a report recommending that the same 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

A report on the petition of R. Rose to bo paid $1,000 on 
account, recommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 



Aid. Gill moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
communication asking the payment to Messrs. Rose & 
Chapman, architects of the City Hall, $1,000 on account, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port, that as there is other extra work to be done, we 
recommend the payment of the bill and the passage of the 
following order. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is hereby 
authorized to pay from the city treasury, to Messrs. Rose 
& Chapman, architects of the new City Hall, the sum of 
one thousand (1,000) dollars on account for " extra work," 
and charge the same to the City Hall fund. 

J. H. McAvoY, 
Thos. Wilce, 
John Hekting, 
Committee on Finance. 
Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the commu- 
nication of the Board of Police, for authority to make 
additions to the Cottage Grove and West Twelfth Street 
Stations, submitted a report adverse to the same. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
communication of the Board of Police, asking for au- 
thority to make additions and improvements to Cottage 
Grove avenue and West Twelfth Street Police stations, 
amounting to $3,500, having had the same under advise- 
ment, l)eg leave to report that we have given the matter 
our careful consideration, and are satisfied that the im- 
provements and additions asked for are greatly needed, 
particularly so since the police force has been increased, 
there being in both of these stations a lack of room for 
the men to sleep in, as well as for other puqaoses. 

Your Committee are satisfied that inasmuch as there is 
no appropriation for these expenditures in the annual ap- 
propriation, they cannot be legally made, and have 
obtained the opinion of the Corporation Counsel to that 
effect, which is herewith submitted as part of this report. 

Your Committee therefore report adversely to the 
prayer of the petitioners, and recommend that the same 
be placed on file. 

J. H. McAvoY, 
Thos. Wilce, 
John Herting, 
Committee on Finance. 

Nov. 28, 1870. 

Law Department, Chicago, Nov. 5, 1870. 
To the Committee on Finance : 

The petition of the Board of Police asking for authority 
to make additions and improvements to Cottage Grbve 
Avenue and West Twelfth Street Station-houses, at an 
aggregate cost of $3,500, which was referred by your Com- 
mittee to me, has been carefully examined, and I report 

That, inasmuch as there is no appropriation for these 
expenditures to be found in the Annual Appropriation 
bill, they can not be made legally. 

Section 34, of chapter 5, Gary's Laws and Ordinances, 
provides that neither the Common Council, nor any de- 
partment or officer of the city, shall add to the city expen- 
ditures in any one year, anything over and above the 
amount provided in the annual appropriation bill of that 
year ; and by section 43 of same chapter, no expense can 
be incurred, unless there has been a previous appropriation 
made concerning such expense. 

The wisdom of these checks upon expenditures must be 
apparent to your Committee ; and although there may be 
(and undoubtedly exists) a, great necessity for these im- 
provements, yet, if no power exists to make them, without 
violating the charter, there is an end to the (piestion. It 
is always expedient to follow the law. 

Respectfully, M. F. Tuley, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Schintz, of Committee of Streets and Alleys, North 
Division, to whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
curbing, grading and paving (Wl street, from North La 



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Salle street to North Wells street, submitted a report re- 
commending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schaft'ner moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed Ijy ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayen — Somers, Knickcrboc-ker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
t\)ey, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsli, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Camp- 
bell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schintz, 
Schaffner, (Jarney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President — '.>2. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Daggy, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, to whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
sidewalk on nortli side of Thirty-seventh street, from Cot- 
tage Grove avenue to South Park avenue, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, 
Busse, Mr. President — 33. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Daggy, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, to whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
sidewalk on both sides of Ellis avenue, from Douglas 
place to Egan avenue, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgom- 
ery, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, Mc- 
Cotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaftVey, McCauley, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 33. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Thompson, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred reports and ordi- 
nances for curljing, grading, and paving Cottage Grove 
avenue, from Twenty-second street to Thirtieth street, sub- 
mitted reports recommending that the ordinances be re- 
ferred to the Board of Public- Works for new ordinances. 

Aid. Tracey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner, of Committee on Streets and. Alleys, 
Noi-th Division, to whom was referred a report and ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on botli sides of McArthur street, from 
Schiller street to North avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Carney moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

^ygs — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgom- 
ery, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, Mc- 
Cotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 33. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Walsh, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, to whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
sidewalk on both sides of Wayman street, from Jefferson 
street to Halsted street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Campbell moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Ti-acey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey. Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, De- 
vine, Busse, Mr. President— 33. 

Noes — None. 



Also, 

Aid. Campbell, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred a report and ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on south side of Park avenue, from 
Ashland avenue to Western avenue, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gardner moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and tlie ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somem, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S, 
Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter. 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, De- 
vine, Busse, Mr. President — 33. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Campbell, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, to whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
sidewalk on north side of Park avenue, from Reuben street 
to Western avenue, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gardner moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

^2/es— vSomers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
PoAvell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, De- 
vine, Busse, Mr. President — 33. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Walsh, of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred the ordinance repeal- 
ing the ordinance for the improvement of Lydia street, 
from North Desplaines to North Halsted streets, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division, 
to whom was refen'ed an ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for improving Lydia street, from the West line of North 
Desplaines street to the east line of North Halsted street, 
having had the same imder advisment, beg leave to i-eport 
that the owners of two-thirds of the property abutting the 
line of the contemplated improvement have remonstrated 
against said improvement, and asked for the repeal of the 
ordinance ordering said improvement. 

We, therefore, recommend that the remonstrance be 
placed on file and the ordinance passed. 

James Walsh, 
J. L. Campbell, 
P. B. Sheil, 

W. WOODAKD, 

Pathick J. Hickey, 
J. J. McGeath, 

Committee. 
The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for improving Lydia street, from 

the west line of North Desplaines street to the east line 

of North Halsted street. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed by the Common 
Council Oct. 3, 1870, for curbing, filling, grading and pav- 
ing Lydia street, from the west line of North Desplaines 
street to the east line of North Halsted street, be, and the 
same is, hereby repealed ; and that the assessment made 
under and by authority of said ordinance for the improve- 
ment of said Lydia street, be, and the same is, hereby an- 
nulled. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and after 
its 



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Aid. Gardner, of Committee on Public Buildings, to 
whom was referred a petition for the use of the Council 
Chamber, submitted a report adverse to the prayer of the 
petition. 

Aid. Coey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell called up the ordinance relative to horse 
railways on Van Buren street. 

Aid. McCotter moved that the ordinance be referred to 
the Corpoi-ation Counsel and Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Campbell demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ajjes—Somevs, Dixon, Otis, Coey, Thompson, Tracey, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade," Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, Devine, Mr. President — 24. 



iVoefi— Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Daggy, Schmitz, 
McCotter, Witbeck, McCauley— 7. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Tracey demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers^ Otis, Thompson, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, Devine, Mr. President — 24. 

JYoes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Montgomery, Coey, Dag- 
gy, McCauley — 6. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, DECEMBER 19th, 1870, 



Present — Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, 
Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, 
Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Baile.y, 
George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade McCottei-, 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Devine, Busse, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. W. S. Powell, Schmidt, and Clarke. 

The Presiding Officer being tempoi-arily absent, Aid. 
Dixon moved that Aid. Daggy take the chair. 

The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Dec. 12, 1870, and of the special meeting 
held Dec. 16, 1870, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORT OV CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented an invitation from the Board of 
Police and Fire Commissioners to attend an exhibition of 
a new hose elevator and fire escape at the corner of Fifth 
avenue and Randolph street, on Tuesday, the 20th inst., 
at 2 o'clock p. m., which, on motion of Aid. McGrath, 
was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and 
ordinance appropriating $66,200 for the completion of the 
City Hall, which, on motion of Aid. Schintz, was ordered 
to be published and 

Referred fo the Committee on Public Buildings. 

The following is the report : 

Office of the Board of Public Works, ) 
ChicagCs, Dec. 17, 1870. j" 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Cliicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

The Board of Public Works submit, herewith, a state- 
ment of the City Hall account, showing the amount thus 
far expended, also the amount necessary to complete the 
building. 

Amount appropriated (proceeds of 427 bonds) amount- 
ing to $407,082.00. 

Amount expended thus far, $416,767.56, of which 
$50,000 is the amount paid Cook county for the city's por^ 
tion of the old building. 

There is now due for work and materials, incltiding 
furniture, about $20,000, with an estimated amount of 
$46,200 needed to complete all contracts and put the entire 
building in good condition, and furnish it complete for 
occupancy. 

A large share of this expenditure over and above the 
contracts has been expended upon the old building, in 
changes, alterations, &c., in order to make it conform to 
the new part, and put it in proper shape for the pui-poses 



needed, together with a considerable portion for furniture, 
fixtures, and the fitting up of the Supreme Court room. 
We append an ordinance and respectfullj' ask its 



Respectfully submitted, 

J. McArthuk, 
W. H. Carter, 
R. Prindiville. 
Board of Public Works. 

ORDINANCE 

Appropriating the sum sixty-six thoueaiul and two hun- 
dred dollars for the completion of the construction of 
the City Hall. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. That there is hereby appropriated the sum 
of sixty-six thousand and two hundred dollars, to be 
expended in completing the construction of the City Hall, 
the same to be paid out of any funds not otherwise 
appropriated. 

The Presiding Officer, Aid. Holden, being] present. Aid. 
Daggy vacated the chair. 

The Inspector of Steam Boilers presented his annual 
report of all boilers used and inspected in the city of 
Chicago, which, on motion of Aid. Schintz, was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Schools on the resolution pro- 
hibiting the Board of Education from purchasing school 
fui'niture without the consent of the Council, laid over 
and published Nov. 28, 1870, and recommending that 
said resolution be referred to the Corporation Counsel for 
his opinion as to its legality. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Schools on the petition of 
John Liepsderff" for reduction of rent of school land, laid 
over and published Nov. 28, 1870, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Report of Committee on Finance, on claim of Rose & 
Chapman, architects of City Hall ; laid over and published 
Dec. 16, 1870. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Gill moved that the report be referred to tlie 
Connnittoe on Finance. 

Aid. Schintz moved as an amendment that the report 
be referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Campbell moved as a substitute that the report be 
referred to the Board of Public Works with instructions 
to report the whole amount of Rose & Chapman's bill. 



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Aid. Schintz called for the previous question, and the 
call waa sustained. 

The question being on the substitute of Aid. Campbell, 
Aid. Wilce demanded the ayes and noes. And the sub- 
stitute prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Coey, Daggy, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Campbell, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, 
Schiutz, Schafl'ner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Dcviue, 
Mr. President — 24. 

Noes — Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, Whit- 
aker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Wilce, Witbeck, Bneli- 
ler, Tyler, Busse — 13. 

An engrossed order, authorizing the payment of $1,000 
to John Van Osdel, for services as supei-vising architect of 
the City Hall, tabled temporarily Dec. 1, 1870. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the order be passed. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the order be referred to the 
Committee on Public Buildings. 

After debate, 

Aid. McAvoy called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Schintz, Aid. 
McAvoy demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion 
was lost by the following vote : 

Atfe« — Montgomery, Whitaker, Daggy, Batterman, Hick- 
ey, George Powell, Walsh, McCotter, Campbell, Gardner, 
McGrath, Schintz, McCaffrey, Devine, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 16. 

Noes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Thompson, Tracey, Schmitz, Bailey, Bateham, 
Wilce, Glade, Witbeck, Sheil, Gill, Buehler, Tyler, Schaff'- 
ner, Carney, McCauley — 21. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. Ti'acey to 
pass the order. Aid. McAvoy demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the order was passed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Thompson, Tracey, Schmitz, Bailey, Bateham, 
Wilce, Witbeck, Campbell, Sheil, Gill, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCauley — 22. 

Noes — Montgomery, Whitaker, Daggy, Batterman, Hick- 
ey, George Powell, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, 
ner, McGrath, McCaffrey, Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 15. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
authorized to cause to be paid out of the city treasury the 
sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to .John Van Osdel, 
in full for his services as consulting architect on the City 
Hall, from the 10th day of March, 1870, to the 22d day of 
October, 1870, and charge the same to the City Hall fund. 

Report of Select Committee on the revision of the Rules 
and Order of Business of the Common Council, laid over 
and published December 16, 1870. 

Aid. McGrath moved to postpone consideration of the 
report for one week. 

Aid. McCauley moved to lay the motion of Aid. McGrath 
on the table, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion to table was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
Daggy, Schmitz, Hickey, Wilce, Campbell, Gardner, Sheil, 
Gill, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley — 18. 

Noes — Somers, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Tracey, 
Batterman, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, McGrath, Buehler, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President— 18. 

The question recurring on the motion to postpone for 
one week. Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Wliitaker, Tracey, Batterman, Bailey, Bateham. 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Mc- 
Grath, Buehler, McCaffrey, Mr. President — 21. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Daggv, Schmitz, Hickey, 
George Powell, Campbell, Sheil, Gill, Tyler, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCauley, Devine, Busse — 16. 

Report of Committee on Finance on communication 
from the Board of Police asking for authoritj' to increase 
the accommodations at the Cottage Grove and West Twelfth 
Street Police Stations, and adverse thereto ; laid over and 
published Dec. 16, 1870. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Divi- 
sion, on ordinance repealing ordinance and annulling as-i 



sessment for improving Lydia street ; laid over and pub- 
lished Dec. 16, 1870. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report, and waive 
the engrossment of the ordinance, and demanded the ayes 
and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomeiy, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Wliitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, Busse, 
jVIr. President— :i7. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the ordinance be passed, and de- 
manded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, Greerge Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President— 37. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for improving Lydia street, from 

the west line of North Desplaines street to the east line 

of North Halsted street. 
Be it ordained by the Cormtion Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed by the Common 
Council Oct. 3, 1870, for curbing, filling, grading, and pav- 
ing Lydia street, from the west line of North Desplaines 
street to the east line of North Halsted street, be, and the 
Siinie is hereby, repealed ; and that the assessment made 
under and by authority of said ordinance for the improve- 
ment of said Lydia street, be, and the same is hereby, an- 
nulled. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and after 
its passage. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McCauley introduced a 
resolution in relation to the appointment of a select com- 
mittee to make certain inquiries regarding the action of 
the South Park Commissioners. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the resolution be referred to 
the Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. McCauley raised the point of order that the subject 
matter was not one requiring reference to a standing com- 
mittee. 

The Presiding Officer decided that the resolution must 
be referred. 

Aid. Montgomery appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

The question being, " Shall the Chair be sustained ?" 
Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the Chair 
was sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, 
Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Gardner, Sheil, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, Devine — 27. 

No&i — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Montgomery, Coey, Walsh, 
Campbell, Gill, McCauley, Busse~9. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McCotter presented the 
report of the Committee on Schools on the resolution di- 
recting the Comptroller to advertise for bids for a school 
site in the Dearborn District. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
directed to advertise anew for bids for a site for Dearborn 
School within the district north of Polk street, said bids 
to include improved as well as unimproved property. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk 



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REGULAR MEETING, DECEMBER 26th, 1870. 



JVes«t^— Aid. Knickerbocker, Coey, Whi taker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, Bateham, Walsh, Witbeck, Gill, 
McGrath, Schintz, Schaflfner, Carney, McCauley and Mr. 
President. 

Absent — Aid. Somers, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery. McAvoy, 
Thompson, Batterman, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Pow- 



ell, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Clark, Devine, Busse. 

There being no quorum present, the Council adjourned, 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



SPECIAL MEETING, DECEMBER 29th, 1870. 



-Aldermen Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, 
Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmitz, Schintz, Schaflfner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley. Clarke, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent. 

Absent — Alderman Batterman, George Powell, Gardner, 
and Devine. 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the following call for the meeting : 

Chicago, Dec. 26, 1870. 
C. T. Hotchkiss, City Clerk. 

Please call a special meeting of the Council for Thurs- 
day evening next, to consider report of Select Committee 
on Eules and Order of Business, receive reports of Com- 
mittees, and transact general business. 

B. G. Gill, 
l. schaffner, 
Wm. Tracey. 
Aid. Daggy moved that the call be placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

REVISION OP RULES. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Select Committee 
on the Kevision of the Rules and Order of Business, which 
was laid over and published, Dec. 16, 1870. 

Aid. Campbell moved to adopt the report. 

Aid Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and the roll 
was called with the following result : 

vlf/es— Knickerbocker, Coey, Thompson, Tracey, Hickey, 
Campbell, Shell, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Car- 
ney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke — 15. 

Noes — Somers, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Bailey, Bate- 
ham, Walsh, McCotter, McGrath— 9. 

The Chair decided that by Rule 46 of the Rules and 
and Order of Business it required 27 votes to alter or 
amend the rules, and that consequently the motion to 
adopt the report was lost. 

Aid. Schintz appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question being "Shall the Chair be sustained?" 
Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
decision of the Chair was not sustained by the following 
vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, 
Daggy, Tracey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Olade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, McGrath, Buehler— 16; 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Campbell, Shell, Gill, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey. McCauley, Clarke, 
Busse — 19. 



So the report of the Committee was adopted. 
The foUovring are the rules as adopted: 

MEETINGS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 

Rule 1. Regular meetings of the Common Council shall 
be held on every Monday evening at 1}^ o'clock, unless 
otherwise ordered at a regular meeting. Special meetings 
may be held at any time, on call of the Mayor or any 
two or more aldermen ; such call shall be in writing, duly 
signed, and shall be presented to the Clerk, who shall pro- 
ceed immediately to prepare notices of the same, and shall 
cause them to be served on the members of the Council, 
in the usual manner ; such notices shall describe, in brief, 
the nature or objects of the call. 

At every special meeting the call for such meeting shall 
be read and afterward filed by the Clerk ; and no business 
other than that proposed by the call shall be in order at 
such meeting. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Rule 2. At the hour appointed for the meeting, the 
Clerk (or some one appointed to supply his absence) shall 
proceed to call the roll of members, marking the absentees, 
and announce whether a quorum {i. e., a majority of all 
members elected) be present. Upon the appearance of a 
quorum the Council shall be called to order, the Presiding 
Officer taking the chair, if present, and the Council ap- 
pointing a temporary Chairman if he should be absent. 
If a quorum do not appear, the Council shall not thereby 
stand adjourned, unless by a vote of the members present. 
When a quorum is present the Council shall proceed to 
the business before them, which shall be conducted in the 
order following : 

1. The reading of the minutes of the proceedings of 
the last meeting or meetings, amendment and approval 
of the same, unless dispensed with by the Council. 

2. The presentation of petitions, communications and 
ordinances. 

3. Reports of city officers. 

4. Engrossed ordinances, orders, and resolutions. 

5. Reports of standing committees. 

6. Reports of select committees. 

7. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

8. Resolutions. 

9. Miscellaneous business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to the priority of busi- 
ness shall be decided without debate. 

DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE TKESIDENT. 

Rule 4. The Presiding Officer shall preserve order and 
decorum, and may speak to points of order in prefer- 
ence to other members, rising from his seat for that 



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purpose, and shall decide all questions of order, subject 
to an appeal to the Common Council, on which appeal 
no member .shall speak more than once without the con- 
sent of the Council. 

Rui,E 5. While the Presiding Officer is putting the 
(inestion no member shall walk across or out of the 
Council room. 

Rule 6. Every member, previous to his speaking, shall 
rise from his seat and a<ldress himself to the Presiding 
Officer, and say, " Mr. President ;" bxit shall not proceed 
with his remarks until recognized and named by the 
Chair. 

Rui<K 7. When two or more members rise at once, the 
Presiding Officer shall name the member who is first to 
speak. 

DUTIES AND 1>R[VILE(3K,S OF MEMBERS. 

Rule 8. When a member wishes to present a commu- 
nication, petition, oi'der, resolution, or other original mat- 
tor, he shall rise in his place and briefly state its nature 
before presenting the same. 

RuLp 9. No member shall speak more than twice upon 
the same subject without leave of the Common Council, 
nor more than once in any case until every member 
choosing to speak shall have spoken. 

Rule 10. A member called to order by the Chair shall 
immediately sit down, unless pei-mitted to explain. If 
there be no appeal, the decision of the Chair shall be con- 
clusive ; but if the member appeal from the decision of 
the Chair, the Common Council shall decide on the case. 

Rule 11. While a member is speaking, no member 
shall hold any private discourse, nor pass between the 
speaker and the Chair. 

Rule 12. Eveiy member who shall be present when a 
question is stated from the chair shall vote thereon, unless 
excused by the Common Council, or unless he be dii'ectly 
interested in the question, in which case he shall not 
vote. 

Rule 13. No member shall be allowed to leave the 
Council while in session, unless excused by the Presiding 
Officer ; and for attempting to do so, or for persistent vio- 
lation of any other rule of order, may be restrained, ar- 
rested or othei-wise dealt with, as the President of the 
Council may direct. 



MOTIONS AND BESOLUTIONS. 

Rule 11^. No motion shall be put or debated unless it 
be seconded. When a motion is seconded it shall be stated 
by the Presiding Officer before debate, and every such 
motion shall be reduced to writing, if required by a mem- 
ber. 

Rule 15. After a motion or resolution is stated by 
the Presiding Officer, it shall be deemed to be in pos- 
session of the Common Council, but may be withdrawn 
at any time before decision or amendment, by consent of 
the Common Council. 

Rule 16. If the question in debate contain several dis- 
tinct propositions, any member may have the same di- 
vided when the sense admits of it. 

Rule 17. In all cases where a resolution or motion is 
entered on the minutes of the Common Council the name 
of the member moving the same shall be entered also. 



TAKING AND ENTERING VOTE. 

Rule 18. If any member require it, the ayes and 
noes upon any question shall be taken and entered on the 
minutes ; but the ayes and noes shall not be taken unless 
called for previous to any vote on the question. 



PRECEDENCE OF QUESTIONS. 

Rule 19. When a blank is to be liUed and diflerent 
sums or times are proposed, the question shall be taken 
first on the largest sum or the longest time. 

Rule 20. ^Vhen a question is under debate, the only 
motions in order shall be : 1, to adjourn ; 2, the previous 
question ; 3, to lay on the table ; 4, to postpone indefinitely ; 
5, to adjourn to a certain day ; 6, to refer ; 7, to amend ; 8, to 
substitute; and such motions shall have precedence in 
the order herein arranged, the first three to be decided 
^vithout debate. 



ADJOURNMENT. 



Rule 21. A motion to adjotirn the Common Council 
shall always be in order, except : 1, when a member is in 
possession of the floor ; 2, while the ayes and noes are being 
called; 3, when the members are voting; 4, when ad- 
journment was the last preceding motion ; or 5, when it 
has been decided that the previous question shall be 
taken. 

Rule 22. A motion to adjourn simply cannot be 
amended ; but a motion to adjourn to a time given may 
be, and is open to debate. 

Rule 23. The Common Council, between the first 
Monday in July and the first Monday in September, may 
adjourn over one or more regular meetings, on a vote of 
two-thirds of all the Aldei-men authorized by law to be 
elected. 

PREVIOUS QUESTION. 

Rule 24. AVlien the previous question is moved and 
seconded, it shall be put in this form : " Shall the main 
question now be put?" If this is carried, all further 
amendments and all further motions and debates shall be 
excluded, and the question be put without delay upon the 
pending amendments in their proper order, and then upon 
the main question. 



TO LAY ON THE TABLE. 

Riii,£ 25. A motion to lay a question on the table 
simply, is not debatable : but a motion to lay on the table 
and publish, or any other condition, is siibject to amend- 
ment and debate. 



INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT. 

Rule 2(3. When a motion is postponed indefinitely, it 
shall not be taken up again during the same meeting. 



Rule 27. A motion to refer to a Standing CommiUee 
shall take precedence of a similar motion for a Special 

Committee. 

TO AMEND. 

Rule 28. A motion to amend an amendment shall be 
in order, but to amend an amendment to an amendment 
shall not be entertained. 

Rule 29. An amendment modifying the intention of a 
motion shall be in order ; but an amendment relating to 
a different subject shall not be in order. 

Rule 30. On an amendment to " strike out and in- 
sert," the paragraph to be amended shall first be read as it 
stands, then the ^words proposed to be struck out, and 
those to be inserted, and finally, the paragraph, as it 
would stand if so amended, shall be read. 



TO SUBSTITUTE. 

Rule 31. A substitute for any original proposition in 
debate, may be entertained when further amendment is not 
admissible ; and if accepted by the mover of such original 
proposition, or by vote of the Council, it shall entirely su- 
persede such original proposition, and cut off all amend- 
ments appertaining thereto. 



RECONSIDERATION. 

Rule 32. A vote or question may be reconsidered at 
any time during the same meeting, or at the first regular 
meeting held thereafter. A. motion for reconsideration, 
being once made, and decided in the negative, shall not 
be renewed before the next meeting. 

Rule 33. A motion to reconsider must be made and 
seconded by members who vote in the majority, unless 
otherwise provided in the charter. 

Rule 34. No question shall be reconsidered more 
than once, nor shall a vote to reconsider be reconsidered. 



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PRECEDENCE OF BUSINESS. 

Rur.E oo. The Council shall at all regular meetings re- 
sume businei-s at the same order on which it was engaged 
immediately preceding the last adjournment, with the ex- 
ception of reading and appro\-ing the minutes of preceding 
meetings, which shall always be first in order. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Eui.K 06. The standing committees of the Common 
Council shall be appointed by the Presiding Officer annu- 
ally, or entering upon the duties of his office : and the first 
person named on the committee shall be chairman thereof. 
The following shall be the standing committees: 

1. On Finance. 

•l. On Railroads. 

■\. On .Judiciary. 

-1. On Fire and Water. 

5. On Schools. 

<3. On Streets and Alleys, Soutli Division. 

7. On Streets and Alleys, North Division. 

8. On Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

9. On Wharves and Public Grounds. 
10. On Wharfing Privileges. 

n. On Local Assessments. 

VI. On Bridewell. 

13. On Police. 

14. On Licenses. 
1.5. On Gas Lights. 

16. On Harbors and Bridges. 

17. On Printing. 

18. On Markets. 

19. On Public Building-s. 

20. On County Relations. 

Rui,E 37. The standing committees of the Common 
CoTincil shall consist of five membei-s each, except the 
several Committees on Streets and Alleys, which shall be 
composed each ot as many Aldermen as there are wards 
in the division represented. 

SELECT tiO.MMITTEES. 

RuLK 38. On the acceptance of a final report from a 
select committee, the said committee shall be considered 
discharged without a vote, unless othenvise ordered. 

.JURISDICTION OF COMMITTKKS. 

FiUi.K 39. All matters relating exclusively to the street* 
and alleys in any division of the city, shall be referred to 
the committee of that division. And in all instances where 
individual wards only are interested, the papers referred 
shall be directed to the member whose ward is concerned — 
and he shall be considered chairman in such cases. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

Rl'Lk 40. Standing and select committees, to whom 
references are made, shall in all cases rejwrt, in writing, 
at least once in each month, unless further time be gi-anted 
by a vote of the Council, the state of facts, with their 
opinions thereon. Minority reports may be received and 
moved as amendments to majority reports. 

RuLF, 41 . All reports of (committees shall be addressed 
" To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled." They shall briefly describe 
the matter referred, and the conclusion to which the com- 
mittee has arrived; w^hich conclusion shall be summed u]) 
ill the fonn of an ordinance, order, resolution, recom- 
mendation, or some other distinct proposition. 

OENEKAT, J'ROVISION. 

Rui-K 42. No order or resolution, involving, directly or 
indirectly, the expenditure of money from the city treasui-y, 
and no ordinance (except such ordinances as are sent to 
the Council by the Boaid of Public Works, relating to 
public improveuKMits, to be paid for by special assessments) 
shall bo finally passed by the Common Council, until the 
same shall have been referred to the City Clerk for en- 
grossment, and engrossed; and then only finally acted 
upon at a subsetuxient meeting: Provided, That the en- 
grossment of any such order, ordinance or resolution may 
be dispensed with at any time, if so ordered by a vote of 
three fourths of all the Aldermen authorized by law to be 
elected, such vote to be taken by ayes and noes, and en- 
tered upon the records of the Common Council. 



SUSPENSION, <feC., OF RULES. 

Rule 43. These rules may be temporarily suspended 
by consent of all the members present ; but shall not be 
repealed, altered, or amended, unless by concurrence of 
two thirds of all the Aldermen elected. 

Aid. Daggy offered an amendment to Rule 35 of the 
Rules and order of Business, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



REPORTS OF COMMTTTEES. 



The Committee on Finance presented a report on the 
petition of Dr. Charles G. Smith, for damages awarded to 
lot 15 in H. 0. Stone's Addition to the city of Chicago, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report l)e laid oviT and 
published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
petition of Dr. Charles G. Smith, asking for the payment 
of damages awarded to lot 15 in H. 0. Stone's Addition to 
Chicago, for the widening and extending of Michigan 
avenue, having liad the same nnder advisement, beg 
leave to leport that we have carefully investigated the 
subject matter of the petition, and find the facts set forth 
in the same substantially tnie. The title to lot 15 at the 
time the award was made was in Dr. Charles G. Smith, in- 
stead of Emily H. Pratt, to whom the money was paid, 
upon the rejwrt of the Corporation Counsel, Hasbrou(>k 
Davis. Your Committee referred this matter to iMr. 
Tuley, the present Corporation Counsel, together with an 
abstract of title to lot 15, who reports that the fee simple 
was in Charles G. Smith, and he was the proper person to 
receive the award of damages, and the city is liable to him 
for the same. In ^iew of this opinion (which -we. here- 
with submit as part of this report), we recommend the 
X>rayer of the petitioner l)e granted, and also the passage 
of the following order authorizing the payment of the 
same. J. H. McAvot, 

Thomas Wilce. 

Dec. 2, 1870. Committee on Finance. 

Ordered. Tliat the Cits Comptroller be hereby author- 
ized and directed to caiise to be paid out of the City 
Treasury, to Dr. Charles Oilman Smith, the sum of twn 
hundred and ninety-eight dollare and eiglity-sevcn cents 
($298.87), in full for damages awarded to lot (15) fifteen in 
ii. 0. Stone's Addition and subdivision of the north 15 
acres of the west half of the southwest quarter of section 
34, town 39, range 14 east, for the opening, widening, and 
extension of Michigan avenue, and charge the same to 
the appropriate fund. 

The following is the opinion of the CoriX)ration Counsel 
mentioned in the above report. 

Law Depaktment. Chicago, Dec. 2, 1870. 
To the Finance Committee: 

In the matter of Charlies G. Smith's petition for the pay- 
ment of damages awarded to lot 15, in H. O. Stone's sub- 
division of north 15 acres of the west half of southwest 
quarter of section 34. township .39, range 14 east, for the 
opening or extension of Blichigan avenue, 

I have examined the matter referred to in the petition 
and find the facts to be substantially as stated therein. 

I find also tliat the city has i)aid one E. M. Pratt, 
claiming to be the owner of s<iid lot, the damages 
awarded tliereto. The petitioner lias submitted his ab- 
stract to me, and 1 am of the opinion that the damages 
were paid to the wrong pei-son and not to the real owner 

Mr. Smith should be paid the amount awarded. 

Respectfully. ^l. F. TuLKV. 

Corporation Counsel . 

.\lso. 

Aid. Wilcc, of the same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of .Tames Hannegan for a rebate on a 
second-hand dealers license, submitted n r(^port adverse \n 
the prayer of the jxititioner. 

Aid. Carney moved that th<- rei>ort be ron<un-ed in. 

The Tuotioii prevailed. 



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Also, 

Aid. Wilce, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of P. D. Betticher, to bo reimbursed for 
money expended in raising funds to carry on hie contract 
with the city, for building Hcwerp, (submitted a report ad- 
verso to the prayer of the petitioner. 

Aid. AMnitaker moved to concur in tlie report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

Aid. Wilce, of the .same Committee, to whom whs re- 
ferred a report from the Trustees of the WaKshingtouian 
Home, submitted a report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Tracey moved to concur in the rejKirt. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Wilce, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition of Woodrufi' & Raffin, sewer builders, for an al- 
lowance of interest on unpaid vouchers, submitted a 
report adverse to the prayer of the petitioners. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICJARY. 

Aid. Schintz, of the Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
had been referred a communication from the Mayor, cov- 
ering that nominations of John C. McCanley and Joseph 
Leon for Ward Constables, submitted a report, sttiting that 
under the new Constitution the Mayor had no power to 
appoint consttibles, and recommending that the communi- 
cation be placed on file. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the rei)ort. 

The motion prevailed. 

FIRK AND WATER. 

Aid. McGrath, of the Committee on Fire and Water, to 
to whom had been referred the petition of A. Buschick 
for permission to erect a wooden shed in the fire limits, 
submitted a rejxjrt recommending that the petition be re- 
ferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Busse moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Of same Committee, to whom had l)een referred a com- 
munication and resolution from the Corporation Counsel in 
reference to the title of a lot ordered to be purchased for 
a hose house on Cottage Grove avenue, submitted a rejwrt 
recommending the adoption of the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Mayor and Comptroller are hereljy 
authorized to complete the purchase of 25 feet off the 
north side of lot No. 12 in that par. of Stephen A. Douglas' 
subdivision known as Oakenwald, lying south of Wood- 
land Park, and fronting on Cottage Grove avenue, upon 
the terms referred to in an order passed by the Common 
Council on the 12th day of September, A. D. 1870. Such 
securities to be taken and such papers to be executed as 
the Corporation Counsel shall deem necessaiy to protect 
the city against loss. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Thompson, of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred a report and ordi- 
nance for water service-pipe in Twenty-fourth street, 
between Wabash avenue and Calumet street, submitted a 
rexx)rt recommending the jmssage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in. 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows: 

Aye") — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, IMontgomerA'. 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Wliitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh. Glade, McCotter. Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, GUI, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Busse. Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Noes — None. 



Also, 

Aid. Thompson, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a report and ordinance for water service-pipe in 
Twenty-third street, between State street and South Park 
avenue, submitted a rejwi-t recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Mc.\voy moved to cx)ncur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. The motion prevailed and the report was 
concurred in, and the ordinance pa-ssed by ayes and noes, 
as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, AVhitaker, Daggy, Tracey. 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. 8. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce. 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner. 
Carney, McCaffrey, ]\IcCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— ?,6. 

N«es — None. 

Also. 

Md. Thompson, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both side? 
of Calumet avenue, from Twenty-first street to a point 
abont .'350 feet north of the north line of Twentieth street. 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the or- 
dinance. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

-l//e.s— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey. Bateham, Wilce. 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, Gill. 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCanley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Noex — None. 



STREKTS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Schmidt, of Committee on Streets and Alleys. 
North Division, to whom was referred a report and ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on both sides of Menominee street, 
from Sedgwick street to Larrabee street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schmidt moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Vomers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery , 
Coev, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz. Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, liateham, Wilce, 
M^alsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shiel, Gill, 
JIcGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Aoes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Schmidt, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Menominee street, from Clark street to Sedgwick 
street, submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report and pa.ss 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomerv', 
Coey, McAvoy. Thompson, ^Miitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey. W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, Gill, 
^FcGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner. 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Xoes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Schmidt, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
Fremont street, from Willow street to AVebster avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred 
in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes as follows: 



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.4i/e8— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomei-y, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Railey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffer, Car- 
ney, McCaffrey, McCaulev, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President- 
SB. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Schmidt, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side of 
Blackhawk street, from Sedgwick street to Hurlbut street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the repart and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

J//<?s—Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
C«rney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Claike, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Noen — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tyler, of same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Knerr 
street, from Clybourn avenue to Sheffield avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

42/68— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Wliitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Xoea — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tyler, of same Committee, to whom was referred a 
reix)rt and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of Reuben 
street, from Clybourn avenue to FuUerton avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed bj^ ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, Gill. 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke. Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Noeii — Noes. - 

Also, 

Aid. Schmidt, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of Cly- 
bourn avenue, from Webster avenue to Reuben street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Clarke moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayei^ — Somers, Knickei'bocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent — 3G. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Schmidt, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Hurl- 
but street, from Blackhawk street to Clybourn avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 



Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the rejwrt was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce. 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke Busse, Mr, Presi- 
dent— 36. 

Noes — None. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Aid. Whitaker of the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Gr(jiinds, to whom had been referred a report from the 
Board of Pul>llc Works, covering the draft of an ordi- 
nance for the purchase of a site for the proposed new- 
water works, submitted a report recommending the pass- 
age of the ordinance. 

Aid. Wliitaker moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred a report antl ordinance from the 
Board of Public Works, of Dec. 1, 1870, and referred to 
this Committee Dec. 12, 1870, relating to the selection of a 
lot for the pi-oposed new water works, to afford additional 
supply for the West and South Divisions of the city, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to submit 
the following report : 

By request of your Committee, the Board of Public 
Works and City Engineer, Mr. Chesbrough, met with us 
on Saturday afternoon at the office of the City Clerk, at 
which time a full and free discussion was held concerning 
the erection of new works, and the various reasons gov- 
erning the Board ia their selection of the lot recommend- 
ed by them, and an approval of which is asked of the 
Council. 

After a careful considei-ation of the whole matter, your 
Committee are of the opinion that, before the recommend- 
ation was made, the Board of Public Works, in connection 
with the City Engineer, had carefully investigated the 
whole matter in all its bearings. 

The lot in question is located on the river at Main street 
bridge, having a frontage on the river of 249 feet, on Main 
street, 435 feet, and on Cologne street of 215 feet, contain- 
ing an area of 102,219 square feet. The price asked Is 
$52,000, or nearly fifty cents a square foot. 

From the investigation, your Committee find that it is 
in a direct line with a system of large water mains that 
the Board had designed laying nearly two years ago, a 
large portion of which are now laid, and which will be 
connected at this point in case the new works are erected 
there. 

These large mains were designed, not only to increase 
the present supply, but to make provisions for an increase 
of popiilation for years to come. We find also that this 
lot is easy of access by streets, wholly or partially im- 
proved, leading to the principal points in both the West 
and South Divisions of the city, so that it can be reached 
easily for business or jjleasure ; at the same time it can 
be reached l)y the large water mains without the necessity' 
of tearing up a considerable amount of street improve- 
ments, and having to replace it, at large expense, and also 
to interrupt business on important thoroughfares for a 
long time, as would be the case should the lot on Halsted 
street be selected. 

Another reason is, that we find it as near central to the 
points proposed to be reached as could be selected for the 
present needs, as well as the future growth of the city ; 
this we deem an important reason, and one that should 
not be overlooked in a matter of this kind. 

A further reason is to be found in the expense to be in- 
curred. The cost of the tunnel with this lot would be 
some $65,000 less than the lot on Reuben street, or more 
than $;i5,000 less than the lot on Halsted street, to say 
nothing of the amount necessary to replace improved 
streets. 

With tlie prospect before us of increased taxation for 
improvements heretofore done by the proceeds from the 
sale of bonds, it seems to your Committee that a dvie re- 
gard for the best interests of the city and its taxpayers 
requires the greatest economy in evorj' department, and 
that all nnuecessjvry expense shouhl be .avoid (hI. 



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So fa,r a« the character of the eartli is coucerued, to 
which reference has been macle, your Committee were as- 
eured by the Chief Engineer, that from boring« that have 
been carefully made, while there is a difference in the 
i-hamcler of the earth or clay in different places, there is 
nothing to render it impracticable to build the tunnel to 
either of the proposed lots. 

For the above reasons, your Cuinniittee are of the unan- 
imous opinion that the recommendation of the Board is a 
good one, and that the report made by them should be 
approved, and the ordinance jjiissed. 

(}. S. Whitakku, 
W. B. Bateham, 

L. SCHAFFNER, 
H. WiTBECK, 

Jar. J. McGrath, 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS, 

Aid. Dixon of the (Jommittce on Local Assessments, to 
whom had been referred the petition of citizens praying 
that the assessment for filliiiij, and planking the alley in B. 
•za S. S. Addition be annulled, submitted a report recom- 
mending the pitssage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the report and waive the 
engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion ijrevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Ooey, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hick- 
ey, W. S. Powell, Bailey. Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Camp)>ell, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schint/, Schaffner, Carney. McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President— :^)5. 

Noen — Whitaker — 1 . 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance be passed, and de- 
manded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^lijeg — Somei-s, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Sch'mitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, "McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
.Shell, tun, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney. McCaffrey, 3IcCauley. (ilarke. Busse. Mr. 
President — 37. 

Noes — A^one. 

The foUomng is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained hij the Common Council of the Gitu of Chicago : 

That the assessment for filling and planking the alley 
i-unning north and south through block twenty-eight (28;, 
School Section Addition to Chicago, confinned October 17, 
A. D. 1870, be, and the same is hereby, annulled; and that 
the ordinance passed Ijy this Council for the making of 
said improvement, be. and the some is hereby, rejiealed. 

POLICE. 

Aid. 3tlcAvoy, of the Committee on Police, to whom 
was referred the resolution of Aid. McAvoy requesting the 
Committee to report, an ordinance fixing the limits with- 
in which no horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, &c., shall 
be permitted to run at large, submitted a report and ordi- 
nances, for each division of the city, prescribing therein 
such limits. 

Aid. Gill moved that th^ report and ordinance be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Maj'or and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred the 
resolution of Aid. 3IcAvoy requesting the Committee to 
report an ordinance fixing the Limits in the South Divis- 
ion, within which no hoi-ses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine 
and geese shall be permitted to run at large, having had 
tlie same under advisement, beg leave to report that we 
have carefully considered tlie subject matter of the reso- 
lution, and unanimously agree that some action by the 
Council is necessaiy to prevent the great destruction of 
valuable trees, shnibberj' and parks by i)eniutting ani- 
mals to run at large throughout the city. 

Tour Committee, therefore, submit the following ordi- 
nance, prescribing the limits and making amendments 
and additions to existing ordinances relating to "Pounds," 
and recommend the passage of the same. 

.1. H. McAvoY, 
•James McCalley. 
H. 0. Glade, 

Dec, 26. 1870. Committee on Police. 



The following is the ordinance: 
An oRUiiNANCK amending Chapter 35 of the JJevised Ordi- 
nances of 18G6, entitled " Pounds." 
Be it ordained by the Cwwitum Council of the GUy of Chicago: 

That section 2 of Chapter 35 of the Revised Ordinances 
of 18(>G, entitled "Pounds," be and the same is hereby 
amended to rend as follows: 

Sec. 2. No cows, hoi-ses, swine, sheep, goats, or cattle 
of any kind shall be permitted to nin at large within that 
part or portion of the city of Chic^ago bounded as follows 
to wit : All that portion of the South Division lying 
north of Thirty-ninth (:J9th) street and east of Clark 
stre(!t, and all that portion of the South Division lying 
north of Sixteenth street. 

And be it furOier ordained, That section 7 of said chajj- 
ter be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows, 
to wit : 

Sec. 7. The pound-keeper shall ))e entitled to the sum 
of one dollar for his fees and services for each animal im- 
pounded in his pound, and fifty cents for providing sus- 
tenance for each day or part of day the same may be kept, 
and to all penalties collected, except so much thereof as is 
paid to other persons under ithe provisions of section 5, 
and to receive no other compensation. 

And be It further enacted, That section 8 of said chapter 
be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows, to 
wit : 

Sec. 8. The proceeds of the sales of all animals sold 
under the provisions of section 6 shall be applied, fii-st to 
pay the pound-keeper such sum as he may ))e entitled to 
receive for fees and sustenance under the pi"ovisions of 
the last section ; next to the payment of the penalties in- 
curred by the owner or owners of such animal or animals 
and costs of collecting the same whenever such penalties 
shall have l)een by law determined, and any surplus of 
such proceeds shall be by the pound-keeper accounted foi' 
and paid over as hereinaftei' provided. 

And be it further ordained, That section 9 of said chapter 
be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows, 
to wit : 

Sec. It. At any time before the sale of such animal or 
animals, the owner or owners thereof may redeem the 
same by paying to the pound-keeper such sum as he may be 
entitled to receive for fees and sustenance under the pro- 
visions of section seven, but such redemption shall not re- 
lease or discharge such owner from the penalty named in 
section three, which penalty may be recovered by such 
pound-keeper in the name of the city, before any Justice 
of the Peace having jurisdiction of the matter. 

And be it further ordained, That section fifteen of said 
chapter be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as 
Ibllows, to wit: 

Se( . 15. The owner of any animal sold shall be entitled 
(Upon satistactoi-y evidence of his right thereto l)eingduly 
presented to the Comptroller) to a warrant on the Treas- 
urer fen- the excess of moneys arising from such sale, and 
which may be in the hands of such Treasure!-. 

And be it further ordained, ThSit there shaU be added to 
such chapter another section, to be denominated section 
sixteen, which shall be in the words and figures following, 
to-wit : 

Sec. 16. It shall be the dutj- of the police force to see 
that this ordinance is duly executed, and the Board of 
Police is hereby authorized and empow^ered to make all 
needful rules and regulations for carrying into effect the 
jn'ovisions of this ordinance according to the intent and 
meaning of the same. 

The ordinance relating to the North Division contains 
the same provisions, and fixes the limits as follows :' 

All that poi-tion of the North Division lying south of 
Division street, and all the North Division lying north of 
Division street and east of Halsted street. 

The ordinance relating to the West Division contains 
the same provisions, and fixes the Limits as follows : 

All that part or portion of the West Division bounded 
as follows, to-wit : on the north by West Indiana street, 
on the west by Western avenne, on the south by West 
Harrison street, and on the east by the Chicago river. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Tyler, of the Committee on License, to whom was 
referred the petition of Henry Benebohm for a free pe<l- 
dler's license, submitted a report recommending that a 
free license be granted. 

Aid. Cai-ney moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Also, 

Aid. Tyler, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Benjamin Boasberg for ^a free peddler's 
license, submitted a report recommending that a free li- 
cense be granted. 

Aid. Busse moved to concur in the reiwit. 

The motion prevailed. 

(jiENERAL BUSINESS. 

The report of the Committee on wharves and Public 
Grounds on tlie resolution of Aid. Montgomery in relation 
to the construction of an Armory building on the reservoir 
lot, and on a remonstrance against the same, laid over and 
published Nov. 11, 1870, was taken up. 

Aid. McGill moved that the report be referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the re])ort be referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report be referred to the 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote : 

.4(/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, McGrath, Bueler, 
Tvler, Schmidt, Carney, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President— 30. 

*i\foes_Campbell, Gill, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, 
McCauley~6. 

Report of Conmiittee on Wharves and Public Grounds 
on petition of H. M. Smith and others for lease of the reser- 
voir lot, laid over and published Nov. 11, 1870, was 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ji/es— Somer, Knickerbocker, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Whitaker, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, McCot- 
ter, Witbeck, Shell, Tvler, Schmitz, Schintz. Carney, 
McCaffrey— 18. 

iVoes— Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, Daggy, Tracey, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, Campbell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Schaffner, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 18. 

The petition of T. J. McGourk, for compensation for de- 
tention in the Huron Street Station, was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The petition of citizens for a bridge across the river at 
Harrison street, and a viaduct across the tracks of the 



Alton and St. Louis Railroad Company, was, on motion of 
Aid. Whitaker, 

Referred to the Committee on Harbors and Bridges. 

The petition of Patrick Keenan, for a free peddlers 
license, was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

A communication from J. S. Wright, asking the Com- 
mon Council to aid him in the publication of a neAV 
edition of his " History of Chicago," was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented a petition of Wm. E. Dale for a 
rebate on personal property tax. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the petition be referred 
to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Gill moved that it be referred to the Committee on 
Local Assessments. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Otis presented a preamble and resolution in rela- 
tion to the supply of w^ater and Artesian wells. 

Aid. Walsh moved to refer to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^ye,,_Walsh, Campbell, Shell, Gill, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Scliintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, Clarke, Busse— 1'2. 

^oes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery , 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, McGrath, Buehler, McCauley 
—23. 

Aid. Gill moved that it be referred to the Committee on 
Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

AlWOURNiMKNT. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the (Council do now adjourn, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Otis, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whit- 
aker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, 
Wilce, AValsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, Gill, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Busse, Mr. President — 28. 

iVbes— Knickerbocker, Dixon, Montgomery, W. S. Pow- 
ell, Campbell, McGrath, Schmidt, Schaffner— 8. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

Citv Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, JANUARY 2d, 1871 



P/ese>i<— Aid. Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Dagg>', Tra- 
cey, Schmitz, Walsh, Witbeck, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, 
Schintz, Schaffnei', McCaffrey, McCauley and Clarke. 

Absents— A\d. Somers, Dixon, Otis, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Camp- 



bell, Gardner, Buehler, Schmidt, Carney, Devine, Busse 
and Mr. President. 

There being no quorum present, the Council adjourned. 

C. T. Hoi'CHKlSS, 

Citv Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING, JANUARY 9th, 1871. 



Present — Aldt-ijuen Sonier.s, Knicki-rbucker, (Jtin, Moiit- 
jfoniei'j',<'ocy, McAvuy, Thoiiipsdii, W'hitakcr, Daggy, Tni- 
tey, Schmitz, Battt'nnaii, llickcy, \V. S. Powell, ijaiiey, 
Hatehani, Wilcc, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, (jaidner, Shell, 
Gill, McGiuth, liuehlor, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaftner, 
(.'aniey, McCaffrey, McCaiiley, (Jlarke, Devine. Bussey and 
Mr. President. 

Abxeiil — Aldermen l)i.\(in. Geo. Powell, Wit1)eck and 
Campbell. 

MINI TE.S. 

Aid. McCauley moved that tl»e minutes of the regular 
meeting held Dec. 26, 1870, and the special meeting held 
Dec. 29, 1870, and the regular meeting held Jan. 2, 1871, 
be approved without being read. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the min- 
utes were approved bj' the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Montgomery, Coey, Whitaker, Tracev, 
SehDiitz, Ilickey, W. S. PoweH, Bateham, Shell, Gill, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schatfner, Carney, McCaffi-ey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse — 21. 

Noes — Otis, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Bailey, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McOotter, Gardner, McGrath, Buehler— 12. 

The Presiding Officer presented the following names as 
additional members of the Standing Committees in ac- 
cordance with Rule 37 : 

Finance — Devine, Somers. 

Judiciary — Montgomei-y, Witbeck. 

Fire and Water — Bateham, McCaffrey. 

Schools — Walsh, Daggy. 

Local Assessments — Gill, Montgomery. 

Bridewell — Thompson, Bailey. 

Police — Whitaker, Geo. Powell. 

License — McGrath, Clarke. 

Gas Lights — Sheil, SchafFner. 

Harbor and Bridges — Schmitz, Carney. 

Printing — Dixon, Buehler. 

Markets — Knickerbocker, Gardner. 

Public Buildings — Schintz, McCottei'. 

County Helations — Glade, Coey. 

With these additions the Standing Committees of the 
Common Coxincil will bo, for the year 1870 and 1871, as 
follows : 

FINANCE. 

Wilce, Otis, Buehler, Devine, Somers. 
KAILROAD.S. 

Walsh, Somers, W. S. Powell, Tyler, McAvoy. 
.JUDICIARY. 

Schintz. Daggy, Campbell, Montgomery, Witbeck. 
FIRE AND WATER. 

McOjatn, Devine, Schmitz, Bateham, McCaffrey. 
SCHOOLS. 

McCotter, McAvoy, Busse, Walsh, Daggy. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Tracey, Daggy, Thompson, Coey, Otis, Knickerbocker. 
STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Schmidt, Scliaft'ner, McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine. 

STREEIS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Bailey, Gill, Buehler, Witbeck, George Powell, Hickey, 
Glade, Wilce, Campbell. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

- Whitaker, Bateham, Witbeck, Schaffner, McGrath. 

WHARFING PRIVILEGES. 

GUI, Tracey, Carney, Bailey, Dixon. 



LOCAL ASSKSSM ENTS. 
Dixon, W. S. Powell, McCauley, Gill, Montgomery. 

BHIDKWELL. 
Somei-s. Mc(.'otter, Schintz, Thompson, Jiailey. 

POLICE. 

McAvoy, McCauley, Glade, Whitaker, George Powell. 

LICENSES. 
Tyler, Thompson, Hickey, McGrath, Clarke. 

GAS-LIGHTS. 
George Powell, Knickerbocker, Carney, Sheil, Schatfuer. 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Bubse, Bateliam, Gardner, Schmitz, Carney. 

PRINTING. 

Montgomery, Schmidt, Batterman, Dixon, Buehler. 

MARKETS. 

Batterman, McCaffrey, Sheil, Knickerbocker, Gardner. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Gardner, Schmitz, Coey, Schintz, McCotter. 

COUNTY RELATIONS. 

Clarke, Sheil, Battennan, Glade, Coey. 

Aid. Schintz moved to approve the list of Standing Com- 
mittees as submitted by the Presiding Officer. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AN1> COMMUNICATIONS. 

Communication from the North Side Improvement Asso- 
ciation, in relation to certain improvements in the North 
and West Divisions, was 

Referred to Joint Committees of Streets and Alleys of 
the North and West Divisions. 

Remonstrance of citizens against tlie pound limits pro- 
posed for the North Division, was 
Ueferi'ed to (Committee on Police. 

Petition of Wm. Blaney, for a free peddler's license, was 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the draft of an ordinance au- 
nidling the assessment for improving Belden avenue, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

Petition of S. Rowe, for abatement of his personal prop- 
erty tax, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Margaret L. DeKoven, for abatement of tax, 
was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Nathan Soul for a free peddler's license, was 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of citizens for abatement of a nuisance on the 
comer of Twenty-sixth street and Stewart avenue, was 
Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. Knickerbocker presented a communication cover- 
ing a resolution directing the Comptroller to advertise for 
a lot for a school site in the First Ward, which was or- 
dered to be published and 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 



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Th«! following is the resolution : 

Whereas, By the previoiis action of the Common Coun- 
cil, the Comptroller was atithorized to advertise for propo- 
sals for the site for a school-house north of Polk street, to 
supply the place of the Dearborn School : and 

Whereas. Such action may totally deprive the First 
Ward from having any school-house located within its 
limits ; and 

Whereas, It is believed that any action of the Council 
which would deprive the most populous and largest tax- 
paying ward in the city of a school-house would be mani- 
festly unjust toward the inhabitants of such ward ; there- 
fore be it 

Besolved, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, au- 
thorized to advertise for a site for a school-house to supply 
the place of the Dearborn School site, to be located within 
the limits of the First Ward. 

Aid. Whitaker presented a communication covering a 
resolution in relation to the money in the hands of Walter 
Kimball, received from the Illinois Central, Michigan Cen- 
tral, and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Kailroad Com- 
panies, which was 

Referred to Committee on .Judiciary. 

Aid. McGrath presented a communication covering a 
resolution inquiring why lamps on Milwaukee and Chi- 
cago avenues were not lighted, and if the city was charged 
the same as if they had been, which was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for improving 
Elston avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to North avenue, 
and for a sidewalk on the north side of Fourth street, 
from Rucker street to Noble street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are requested to submit a proper ordinance, at their ear- 
liest convenience, for straightening, filling, waUing, and 
paving with wooden blocks, Elston avenue, from Milwau- 
kee avenue to North avenue, and for a sidewalk on the 
north side of Fourth street, from Rucker street to Noble 
street. 

Aid. McGrath presented an order in jelation to the ex- 
change of the Ira .Judd tract for the Milliman tract, wtiich 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

Aid. Buehler presented a resolution in relation to money 
collected in excess of the cost of improving Milwaukee 
avenue. Archer avenue, and Blue Island avenue, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

Communication from M. A. O'Brennan in relation to in- 
juries received by him in February last, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

CITY OFFICEKS. 

The Board of Police presented a resolution in relation to 
purchase by the city of copies of an article on the social 
evil, by Dr. Andrews, which was 

Referred to Commiittee on Finance. 

The City Fish Inspector presented his annual report, 
which, on motion of Aid. McCauley, was 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Common Council of the 

(3ity of Chicago : 

I have the honor to report the following number of 
packages (half barrels) of salted lake fish inspected by me 
during the year ending Dec. 31, 1870 : 

LATHROr .t WAbbY, 1 <t 2 FLANDKR's BLOCK. 

White fish. No. 1 7,010 

White fish. No. 2 1,559 

White fish. No. o 7:57 

White fish, ragged 205 

White fish, msty 129 

White fish, sour 457 

Trout, No. 1 4,802 

Trout, No. 2 1,287 

Trout, ragged 327 

Trout, rusty , 97 



Trout, sour 2-57 

Pickerel, No. 1 37 

Pickerel, No. 2 7 

Herring (lake) No. 1 545 

Herring (lake) No. 2 ofi 

Herring (lake), sour 14 

Total 17,616 

E. Y.. BBOMILOW & CO., 186 TO 194 WASHINGTON 
STRHr.T. 

Wliite fish, No. 1 13,565 

White fish, No. 2 337 

Wliite fish, No. 3 219 

White fish, sour 86 

Wliite fish, rusty 5 

AMiite fish, ragged 94 

Trout, No. 1 2,013 

Trout, No. 2 26 

Trout, sour 30 

Pickerel 383 

Perch, No. 1; 1 

Herring (lake). No. 1 2,788 

Herring (lake). No. 2 29 

Herring (lake), sour 173 

Total l«,749 

NYE, CAMPBELL A CO., 0, 11 AND 1 o WAT.A.^U AV. 

White fish, No. 1 5,789 

White fish. No. 2 1,086 

White fish, No. 3 ('52 

White fish, ragged 127 

White fish, rasty 7s 

White fish, sour 65 

Herring (lake) No. 1 860 

Herring (lake) No. 2 8 

Herring (lake) sour 3 

Pickerel, No. 1 34 

Pickerel, No. 2 5 

Pickerel, sour ^^ 

Total 10,312 

HAPGOOW, BIGKLOW & CO., 104 SOUTH WATER 
STREET. 
From May, 1870. 

White fish. No. 1 1,881 

AVliite fish. No. 2 650 

White fish No. 3 323 

White fish, ragged and rusty 125 

Trout, No. 1 1,391 

Trout, No. 2 ■ 300 

Trout, ragged and rusty 134 

Pickerel 1'' 

Herring (lake) 156 

aiixed, trout and white fish 14 

Total 5,096 

n. M. HOBSON A CO., ^<4 AN1> 1H» SOUTH WATEK 
STREET. 

White fish. No. 1 2,803 

White fish, No. 2 «4(; 

White fish. No. ;l 13'^ 

Trout, No. 1 499 

Trout, No. 2 «" 

Herring (lake; 004 

Pickerel 3 

Total 5,0-0 

1))X .t CASK. 47 SOUTH WATER STEET. 

White fish 3,172 

Trout *^''' 

Pickerel \\*^ 

Herring *lake) "3-^ 

Total »-->"^ 

Grand total, 62,153 packages. 
Respectfully snbmilted. 

J. C. WlNKl.r.MAN. 

Pilv Fish luf-pector. 



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The City Physician presented his annual report, which, 
on motion of Aid. McfJauIey, was 

Laid over and puhlisliod. 

The following is the report : 
To the Moil. Mayor and Aldermen oltiie City of Chiaigo: 

T wonlil most r(>Bpoctfnlly report that in the \)aHt year 
wo have had iJO cases of small-j^x at the Lake Ho8i)i- 
tal, 5 of which died. Wo. luive in the Hospital at the 
present time 5 cases, whicli are all doing well. The Hos- 
pital is kei)t in good, clean, and healthy condition, and I 
have heard many of tlie patients say they were glad they 
came there to be treated, and all agree in giving praise to 
the steward, Mr. Lee, and his good wife, for their kind 
treatment to all that come under their care. T would pro- 
pose to your honorable body that a library of 50 volumes 
of useful and interesting books, also on(' of the daily pa- 
jiere, be furnislied the liake Hospital for the use of the 
patients ; for, after a patient gets well enough to be up 
and walk around in tlie halls, he has to be confined there 
from ten to fifteen days before he can be sent home, and 
with notliing to read or to do, it makes the time seem very 
long, and mucli worse than though they were confined in 
the Ctounty Jail, for there they have something to rea^l 
and friends to visit them, which makes tim(; fly swiftly. 
By complying Avith the above request, j'ou will not only 
oblige the City Physician, but the poor unfortunates who 
are confined there. 

I also state that I have prescribed fur uver 2,500 at the 
C/'ity Bridewell iu the past year, and twu liaxe died. There 
are a great many in there at present sufferuig from coughs 
and colds. There is always more sickness there in winter 
than in summer, and two-thirds of the cases are lung dif- 
ficulties. Jh'erything is done l)y 3Ir. Mansur and his as- 
isociateto make it comfortable for the prisoners, but it is 
utterly impossible so long as thej' remain in that dilapi- 
dated institution. Yours respectfullj', 

H. S. Hahn, (>ity Physician. 

Chicago, January 1, 1 871. 

The City Comptroller presented a report covering oft'ei-s 
of lots in the vicinity of Ward's rolling mill, for fire and 
police purposes, which was 

Kefen-ed to the Joint Committee of Fire and Water, and 
Police. 



which they can draw any warrant on the Treasurer, or 
obtain the means (except through the City Comptroller 
as in th<! ordinance provifled) to pay for such purchases. 

It appears to have been the intimation of the Legisla- 
ture that the members of the Board should give their at- 
tenti(m to the strictly educational interest of the city, 
leaving the manner of supplying the physical wants of 
the schools to tin; direction of the Common Council. 
Respectfully. M. F. Tuley, 

Corporation Counsel. 

TIk' Board of Public Work,-> |)icscnted the following re- 
ports and ordinances : 

For sidewalk on both sides of Fisk street, from Evans 
street to West Twenty-8«'cond stn^et. 

For sidewalk on both Hides of Townes court, from North 
aveiiu(; to the southern terminus of Townes court. 

For sidewalk on both sides of tJoethe street, from North 
Clark street to North Dearborn stre(!t. 

For sidewalk on both sides of Lincoln ])lace, from Sophia 
street to Webster avenue. 

For sidewalk on soiith side of Depot place, from Reuben 
street to Ada street. 

For sidewalk on west side of Robey street, from Fulton 
street to Kinzie street. 

For sidewalk on both sides of Brown street, from IVIax- 
w ell street to West Sixteenth street. 

For sidewalk on both sides of Laflin street, from Cool- 
idge street to West Sixteenth street. 

For sidewalk, on east side of Eidgeville road, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to North avenue. 

For sidewalk on east side of Garibaldi street, from Swift 
place to Garibaldi place. 

All of which were referred to Committees on Streets and 
Alleys. 

Also. 

For seven lamp-posts on Washington avenue (Carroll 
street), from Sheldon street to St. John's place. 

For one Lamp-post on Bickerdike street, about 125 feet 
south of Chicago avenue ; both of which were 

Referi'ed to the Committe on Gas Lights. 



The Corporation Counsel presented a report on the right 
of the Board of Education to purchase furniture for 
schools, make contracts, &c., which, on motion of Aid. 
Mc(Jauley, was 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Common Council of the City of t'hicago : 

I have examined the question as to the power of the 
Board of Education to purchase fixtures, furniture appa- 
ratus, and supplies for the public schools, arising upon 
certain resolutions referred to me by your honorable body, 
for my opinion as to the legality of such purchases, and 
report. 

That in my opinion the Board has no such power. 

The charter of the city gives the Board the power, and 
makes it the duty of the Board to determine what furni- 
ture, apparatus, fixtures, and supplies are necessai'y for 
the schools, but the power to jiurchase is vested in the 
City Comptrollei-. 

Section 10, chapter :j9, Garv's Laws and Ordinances, pro- 
vides as follows : " The Comirtroller shall pay no money 
out of the school tax fund for improvements or repairs to 
any school premises, unless such imjirovemeut or repairs 
were previously ordered by him upon the ceitificate of the 
Board of Kilncation, that such improvement or repairs 
were n<'ct>>avy : nor unless the Board of J]ducation shall 
rubsequently approve the bills; nor shall he pay out of 
Ihat fund ■,u\\ money for supplies of ?\.y\\ kind, unless he 
shall have purchased them subsequent to a certificate of 
the Board that such supplies wei-e necessai-j-, nor unless 
the Board shall approve of the bills after his purchase." 

The Common Coiincil has the power under the charter 
to make the provision that is made in said ordinance as to 
stich purchases. 

The power of the Council in the premises appears to be 
confined to the making of appropriations for school ex- 
penditures, and raising the necessary moneys therefor. 

In determining what furniture, supplies, &c., are neces- 
sarj', the Board is limited to the moneys appropriated by 
the Common Council in the annual appropriation ordi- 
nance. 

T am aware that for some years the Board of Education 
have exercised this power of making contracts and pur- 
chases, but I can perceive no authority in the charter by 



Also, 

A report in answer to a resolution inquiring why lamp- 
posts were not erected on certain streets, which, on motion 
of Aid. Buehler, was 
Laid over and published. 
The followng is the report: 

Officf, of thk Board of'Public Works, > 
Chicago, Dec. 12, 1870. / 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

The Board of Public ^\'^ork8, in compliance with a reso- 
lution adopted by the Common Council, calling for the 
reason of the delay in erecting lamp-jxjsts in Milwaukee 
and Chicago avenues, respectfully report as follows : 
, They are informed by the People's Gaslight and (Joke 
Company that said Company entered into a contract last 
spring with parties in Pitts'iurgh for five miles of main 
gas pipe, which, on being jeceived and tested, was found 
to be pcjor and unfit for their use; and that an order was 
immediately given for more to take the place of the re- 
jected pipe, and this order is now being filled, and the 
pipe is being received, and. as fast as received, is being 
laid down for use. 

It has been necessaiy to use the same, as much as has 
been received, for those streets which have been improved 
during the past season. The deniand for laying the pipes 
in such streets has been very large and veiy pressing, so 
that said Company have barely been able to precede said 
improvements. 

This demand i^ diminished, and the probabilities arp 
that said Company will be able to lay main pipes and erect 
lamp-posts in said avenues during the present fall. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. McArthur, 
W. H. Cabtte, 
R. Prindiville, 
Board of Public Works. 
Also, 

A report in relation to delay in erecting lamp-poste. 
which was ordered to be published, and 
Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 



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The following is the report ; 
To the Mayor and Aldennen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

In reply to various resolutions ordering the erection of 
Iflunp-posts u\ various streets, inquiring why they have not 
been erected in other streets where assessments have been 
inade, the Board of Public Works respectfully represent 
that in many cases they have been directed to prepare 
ordinances for posts in streets where there are no gas 
mains. In some cases assessments have been made and 
collected, when, from the above cause, it has been impos- 
sible to have the posts set, thereby causing great dissatis- 
faction to and complaint from the parties w ho have paid 
the tax. 

The Board find nothing, eitfier in the contracts made 
with the gas companies, or in their respective charters, by 
which they can be compelled to lay mains in any given 
street, but arrangements have been made by which they 
are to furnish lists of all mains to be laid during each 
year, and upon the reception of these reports it is the in- 
tention of the Board to follow them up with ordinances 
for posts, where they deem it necessary that the streets 
should be lighted. 

Bespectfully submitted, 

J. McArthuk, 
W. H. Cabtek, 
E. Prindivillb, 
Board of Public Works. 
Also, 
A report covering the ninth annujd report of the Board, 
which was 
Accepted and placed on file. 

Also. 
A report and ordinance authorizing a resubdivision of 
B. 13, Harding's Sub. W. }4 N. E. \i Sec. 11, 39, 13, and 
vacating N. 85 ft. of alley in said block, and 40 feet in 
width of Norton street in said block, whicli, on motion of 
Aid. McCauley, was 
Laid over and published. 
The following are the rejwrt and ordinance : 

Office of the Boabu of Public Wokks, ) 
Chicago, Jan. 9, 1871. j 
To the Mayor and Aldei-men of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

The Board of Public Works have received a petition 
from the owners of block 13, Harding's subdivision of the 
west half of northeast % section 11, 39, 13, whei-ein they 
state that in consequence of the laying out of " Central 
Park Boulevard," a new subdivision of said block be- 
comes desirable, and they ask to be allowed to make a 
new and to vacate the old subdivision, including the north 
85 feet of the alley in said block, and also forty feet in 
width of Morton street lying west of and adjoining said 
block 13, along the entire length of said block. The 
Board see no objections to making this change, and they 
accompany this report with an ordinance authorizing it. 
and respectfully recommend its passage. 

Plats showing the subdivision as it now stands of record 
and the subdivision as proposed to be made, also accom- 
pany this report. 

Kespectfully, submitted, 

J. McArthuh. 
W. H. Carter, 
R. Prindiville, 
Board of Public Works. 

ORDINANCK 

Authorizing a re-subdivision of block 13, Harding's subdi- 
vision of the west }y^ of northeast 14 section 11, 39, 13. 
and the vacation of the north 85 feet of the alley in 
^ said block, and also 40 feet in width of Morton street 
lying west of and adjoining said block 13, along the en- 
tire length of said block. 
Beit ordained by the Coinmon. Comicil of the City Chicago: 
That the j)resent subdivision of block 13, Harding's 
subdivision of the west ^ of northeast }/l, section 11, 39, 
13, together with the north 85 feet of the alley in said 
block, and also forty feet in width of Morton street, lying 
west of and adjoining said block 13, along the entire 
length of said block, as the same are represented on the 
accompanying plat marked "A," be, and the same are 
hereby, ordered vacated: Provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not take effect until the ownei-s of said 
block 13 shall make and record a new subdivision thereof, 
Jo accord with the subdivision as represented by the plat 
marked " B," and hereto attached. 



1 Aliso, 

A report and ordinance authorizing a resubdivision of 
j block 9, Morton's subdivision of S. }4 of N. W. ^ of sec- 
! tion 11, 39, 13, and vacating S. 310 feet of alley m block 
I 9, which, on motion of Aid. McCanlej', was 
! Laid over and published. 

Office of the Boarh of Public Works, \ 
Chicago, January, 1871. j 
■ To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
! Common Council assembled : 

; The Board of Public Works have received a petition 
j from the owners of block 9 of Morton's subdivision of the 
I E. K of N. W. 14 of section 11, town 39, range 13 E.. 
! wherein they state that in consequence of the laying out 
' of Central Park Boulevard a new subdivision of said 
block becomes desirable, and they ask to be allowed to 
'•■ make a new, and to vacate the old, subdivision, including 
! the sotith 310 feet of the alley in said block. 
j The Board see no objections to making this change, and 
I they accompany this report with an ordinance authorizing 
i it, and respectfully recommend its passage. 

Plats showing the subdivision as it now stands on 
i-ecord, and the subdivision as proposed to be made, also 
accompany this report, 

RefipectfuUy submitted, 

J. McArthuk, 
W. H. Carter, 
R. Prinmville, 
Board of Public Works. 

OliDi NANCE 

Authorizing a resubdivision of block 9, of Morton's aub- 
! division of E. }4 of N. W. % of Sec. 11, T. 39, R. 13 E.. 
' and the vacation of the south 310 feet of the recx>rded 
alley in said block. 
Be it ordained by the Common Couaeil of the City of Chicago: 
That the present subdivision of block 9, of Morton's 
subdivision of E. }4 of N. W. \4, of section 11, town 39, 
range 13 east, together with the south 310 feet of the alley 
in said block, as the same are represented on the accompa- 
nying plat, marked " A," be and the same is hereby or- 
dered vacated : Provided., however, that this ordinance shall 
! not take effect until the owners of said blocd 9 shall make 
! and record a new subdivision thereof, to accord Avith the 
subdivision as represented by the plat marked " B," and 
hereto attached. 

UNFIMSHEB BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Einance on petition of Charle? 
G. Smith for compensation for land taken for widening 
' Michigan avenue, laid over and published Dec. 29, 1870. 
Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the i-eport, and waive 
the engrossment of the order recommended by the Com- 
mittee. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows : 
Aijea — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
31cAvoy, Thompson, Wliitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham. 
Wilce, Glade, McCotter Gardner, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, I)e- 
i vine, Mr. President; — 30. 

Noes — Walsh, Gill, Schintz, Carney, Busse — 5. 
Aid. McAvoy moved that the order be passed. 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows : 
Ayes — Somei-s, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey. 
, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz. 
Batterman, Hickev, W. S. Powell Bailey, Batehajn, 
i Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter. Gardner,' Shell, Gill. 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaflfner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCaiilev, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President— 36. 
iVofts — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
, Ordered, That the City Comptroller be iiereby autlior- 
I ized and directed to cause to bo paid out of the City 
I Treasury, to Dr. Charlc." Gihnan Smith, the sum of two 
j hiindrcd and ninety-eight dollars and eighty-sovcn cents 
I (.f 298.87), in full for damages awarded to lot (15) fifteen in 
i H. 0. Stone's Addition and subdivision of the north XT^ 
\ acres of the west half of the southwcsi: f|Uflrtor of section 
34, town 39, range M cast, for the opening, widening, and 
j extension of Michigan avenue, and charge the snmo to 
j the appropriate fund. 



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Report of Committee on Police on ordinance fixing j 
limits in North Division of the city of Chicago in wliich 
no cattle shall run at large, laid over and published Dec. 
29,1870. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report and waive 
the engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and nfies, as follows : 
Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomer, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Gardner, Sheil, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President— 32. 
^oes— Bailey, Gill, Carney — 3. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the ordinance be passed, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
AyesSomers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 33. 
Noes — Bailey, Carney — 2. 
The following is the ordinance as passed: 
An ordinance amending Chapter 35 of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1866, entitled " Pounds." 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 
That section 2 of Chapter 35 of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1866, entitled " Pounds," be and the same is hereby 
amended to read as follows : 

Sec. 2. No cows, horses, swine, sheep, goats, or cattle 
of any kind shall be permitted to run at large within that 
part or portion of the city of Chicago bounded as follows 
to wit : 

All that portion of the North Division lying south of 
Division street, and all the North Division lying north of 
Division street and east of Halsted street. 

And be it further ordained, That section 7 of said chap- 
ter be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows, 
to wit : 

Sec. 7. The pound-keeper shall be entitled to the sum 
of one dollar for his fees and services for each animal im- 
pounded in his pound, and fifty cents for providing sus- 
tenance for each day or part of day the same may be kept, 
and to all penalties collected, except so much thereof as is 
paid to other persons under the provisions of section 5, 
and to receive no other compensation. 

And be it further enacted, That section 8 of said chapter 
be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows, to 
wit: 

Sec. 8. The proceeds of the sales of all animals sold 
under the provisions of section 6 shall be applied, first to 
pay the pound-keeper such sum as he may be entitled to 
receive for fees and sustenance under the provisions of 
the last section ; next to the payment of the penalties in- 
curred by the owner or owners of such animal or animals 
and costs of collecting the same whenever such penalties 
shall have been by law determined, and any surplus of 
such proceeds shall be by the pound-keeper accounted for 
and paid over as hereinafter provided. 

And be it further ordained, That section 9 of said chapter 
be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows, 
to wit: 

Sec. 9. At any time before the sale of such animal or 
animals, the owner or owners thereof may redeem the 
same by paying to the pound-keeper such sum as he may be 
entitled to receive for fees and sustenance under the pro- 
Tisions of section seven, but such redemption shall not re- 
lease or discharge such owner from the penalty named in 
flection three, which penalty may be recovered by such 
pound-keeper in the name of the city, before any Justice 
of the Peace having jurisdiction of the matter. 

And be it further ordained. That section fifteen of said 
chapter be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as 
follows, to wit : 

Sec. 15. The owner of any animal sold shall be entitled 
funon satisfactory evidence of his right thereto being duly 
presented to the Comptroller) to a warrant on the Treas- 
urer for the excess of moneys arising from such sale, and 
which may be in the hands of such Treasurer. 

And he it further ordained, ThSit there shall be added to 
snch chapter another section, to be denominated section 
sixteen, which shall be in the words and figures foUovring, 
to-wit: 

Sec. 16. It shall be the duty of the police force to see 
that this ordinance is duly executed, and the Board of 
Police is hereby authorized and empowered to make all 



needful rules and regulations for carrying into effect the 
provisions of this ordinance according to the intent and 
meaning of the same. 

Report of the Committee on Police on the ordinance to 
prohibit cattle from running at large in the South Di- 
vision of the City of Chicago, laid over and published 
Dec. 29, 1870. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report and waive 
the engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows : 
^^es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvov, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bateham, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCauley, Clarke. 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 32. 
iVoes— Bailey, Carney, McCafi'rey— 3. 
Aid. McAvoy moved that the ordinance be passed, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
ylyes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Battei-man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCauley, Clarke, Devine. 
Busse, Mr. President — 32. 

JVoe«— Bailey, Carney, McCaffrey— 3. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 
An ordinance amending chapter 35 of the Bevifeed 

Ordinances of 1866, entitled " Pounds." 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chi- 
cago : 

That section 2 of chapter 35 of the Revised Ordinance* 
of 1866, entitled "Pounds," be, and the same is hereby 
amended to read as follows : 

Skc. 2. No cows, horses, swine, sheep, goats, or cattle of 
any kind shall be permitted to run at large within that 
part or portion or" the city of Chicago bounded as follows, 
to-wit: All that portion of the South Division lying north 
of Thirty-ninth (39th) street and east of Clark street, and 
all that portion of the South Division lying north of Six- 
teenth street. 

And be it further ordained. That section 7 of said chapter 
be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows, 
to wit : 

Sec. 7. The pound-keeper shall be entitled to the sum of 
one dollar for his fees and services for each animal im- 
pounded in his pound ; and fifty cents for providing suste- 
nance for each day or part of day the same may be kept, 
and to all penalties collected, except so much thereof as is 
paid to other persons under the provision of section 5, 
and to receive no other compensation. 

And be it further enacted, th&i section 8 of said chapter 
be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows, 
to-wit : , , J 

Sec. 8. The proceeds of the sales of all animals sold 
under the provisions of section 6 shall be applied, first to 
pay the pound-keeper such sum as he may be entitled to 
receive for fees and sustenance under the provisions of 
the last section ; next to the payment of the penalties in- 
curred by the owner or ownera of such animal or animals 
and costs of collecting the same whenever such penalties 
shall have been by law determined, and any surplus of 
such proceeds shall be by the pound-keeper accounted for 
and paid over as hereinafter provided. 

And he it further ordained. That section 9 of said chapter 
be, and the" same is hereby, amended to read as follows, 
to-wit : 

Sec. 9. At any time before the sale of such animal or 
animals, the owner or owners thereof may redeem the 
same by paying the pound-keeper such sum as he may be 
entitled to receive for fees and sustenance under the pro 
visions of section 7, but such redemption shall not release 
or discharge such owner from the penalty named in sec- 
tion 3, which penalty may be recovered by such pound- 
keeper, in the name of the city, before any justice of the 
peace having jurisdiction of the matter. ^ 

And he U further ordained. That section 15 of said^chapter 
be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows, 

Sec. 15. The owner of any animal sold shall be entitled 
(upon satisfactory evidence of his right thereto being duly 
nresented to the Comptroller) to a warrant on the Treas- 
urer for the excess of moneys arising from such Bale, and 
which may be in the hands of such Treasurer. 

And be U further ordained. That there shall be added tp 
said chapter another section, to be denominated iection 



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16, which shall b© in the words and figures following, 
to-wit: 

Sec. 16. It shall be the duty of the police force to see 
that this ordinance is duly executed, and the Board of 
Police is hereby authorized and empowered to make all 
needful rules and regulations for carrying into effect the 
provisions of this ordinance, according to the intent and 
meaning of the same. 

Report of Committee on Police on the ordinance fixing 
limits in the West Division of the city of Chicago, in 
which cattle shall not be permitted to run at large : laid 
over and published Dec. 29, 1870. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion was lost by the following vote (there not 
a charter majority). 

Ayes— Somera, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, Gardner, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaff- 
ner, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President— 29. 

A^es— Bailey, McCotter, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Carney, 
McCaffrey— 7. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the ordinance be referred to 
the clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds 
on the ordinance to purchase a site for the proposed water 
works ; laid over and published Dec. 29. 1870. 

Aid. McCotter moved that the ordinance be referred 
back to the Board of Public Works, with instructions to 
advertise again for bids. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

jj/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Thompson, W. S. Pow- 
ell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Gill 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Mr. President— 17 

iS^es— Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy 
Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Walsh, Shell 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Carney, McCauley, Clarke, De 
J— 19. 



Aid. Whitaker moved that the ordinance be referred to 
the Clerk for engrossment, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

jiyes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
Walsh, Shell, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Carney, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse— 21. 

^oes~Otis, Coey, Thompson, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Gill, Schintz, Schaffner, 
McCaffrey, Mr. President— 15. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Wilce of the Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the petition of H. D. Hayward, praying to be re- 
funded city taxes erroneously assessed and paid, sub- 
mitted a report adverse to the prayer of the petition, for 
the reason that he failed to sign and swear to his return, 
and the Tax Commissioner was authorized to disregard it. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the 
communication from S. E. Loring, asking for a warranty 
deed for the Ira Judd tract, submitted a report adverse to 
the prayer of the communication. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
communication of Sanford E. Loring, asking for a war- 
ranty deed for the Ira Judd tract, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that we find nothing 
in the resolution passed by the Common Council, Oct. 17, 
1870, ordering the Mayor and Comptroller to give Sanford 
E. Loring a warranty deed in exchange of the Ira Judd 
tract for a portion of the Milliman tract. If the title of 
the city is good in said property, a quit-claim is all suffi- 
cient ; and if not, we certainly would not recommend any 



guarantees by which the city might be thrown into a liti- 
gation ; and as will be seen by the report of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel accompanying this, that there would be a fait 
prospect of such litigation from said Loring and Forsythe, 
who held the property under a tax title and five years' 
lease prior to this exchange, the petitioner's request for 
the refunding of the money paid by him cainnot be enter- 
tained for a moment, as at the time of the approval of the 
resolution by the Mayor, said Loring was waiting with a 
certified check, and without any demand from the Comp- 
troller, was ready and anxious to pay the difference of the 
appraisers' valuation of said tracts into the City Treasury, 
and your Committee after a careful consideration of all 
the facts are of opinion that he has not the slightest 
ground of complaint, as the exchange was brought about 
by the persistent efforts of the petitioner and his friends 
in Council. Even at that time two of your Committee 
were strongly opposed to it, as not being for the best in- 
terest of the city, and are of the same opinion still, and 
would most cheerfully, if it were possible, repeal that res- 
olution and take the property back. Fully satisfied that 
the petitioner has the best of the exchange, and believing 
that the future will shov»r that it has been a loss to th^ 
city of at least $50,000, we beg leave to report adversely to 
all the claims set forth by the petitioner. 

Thomas Wilce, 

Joseph E. Otis, 

John Buehlee, 

Committee on Finance. 

The following is the report of the Coi-poration Counsel ; 
Law Department, | 
Chicago, Dec. 31, 1870. j 
To the Finance Committee : 

In the matter of the petition of Sanford E. Loring for a 
warranty deed of the Ira Judd tract, and the refunding of 
the sum of $3,420 paid by him to the city. 

On the 17th of October last the Council passed a resolu- 
tion that " a good and sufficient deed" of the Ira Judd 
tract should be given by the city in exchange for a " good 
and sufficient deed " of a specified part of the Milliman 
tract. 

That resolution was introduced by the Committee of 
Public Grounds, accompanied by a report that the pro- 
posed exchange, being made on the basis of valuation 
had by appraisers of the Common Council's appointing, 
and dollar for dollar, can not be otherwise than a just and 
equitable one. 

After the passage of the resolution and its presentation 
to his Honor the Mayor for his approval, he discovered 
that according to the appraisement referred to in the said 
report, and according to Mr. Loring's own valuation, there 
was a difference in value between the two pieces of land 
proposed to be exchanged of at least $3,420, the Ira Judd 
tract being, according to said valuation, worth that 
amount more than the said part of the Milliman tract. 

He came to the conclusion, that, from all the papers, the 
Council supposed that the two pieces of land were of equal 
value, and intended to make an equal and even exchange. 

He thereupon, after consultation with me, required Mr. 
Loring to make the exchange an equal one— by depositing 
in the city treasury the said sum of $3,420, the difference 
in value between the two tracts. 

Mr. Loring voluntarily paid this money into the city 
treasury, and the resolution was approved. 

When the matter came before me, I deemed it for the 
interest of the city to say to Mr. Loring that I could only 
advise a " quit-claim deed " to be given him. 

The tract called the Ira Judd tract had been in litigation ; 
a forged deed was recorded by which, apparently, the city 
deeded the property to Ira Judd. It had been listed as his 
property, sold for taxes, and was in the possession of Mr. 
Loring himself, who claimed under a five years' lease from 
John Forsythe, the purchaser at the tax sale. About two 
years ago a bill was filed l)y the city against Ira Judd, and 
a decree of Court obtained setting aside the Ira Judd deed, 
but neither Mr. Forsythe, who bought it at the tax sale, 
nor Mr. Loring, who was in possession under him were 
parties to that suit, and were not bound by that decree. 
Sei-vice on Ira Judd had been obtained by publication, and 
was only conclusive after three (3) years from the date of 
the decree. This three (3) years had not then expired. I 
would not conscientiously advise the Mayor and Comp- 
troller to execute a warranty deed, under these circum- 
stances. I said to Mr. Loring, that if he thought the title 
of the city to the Ira Judd tract was good, " a quit-claim 
deed was a good and sufficient deed " to convey the title ; 
if ho did not consider the title good, he need not receive 
the quit-claim deed, and the exchange would not be made 



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uuder the resolution. He took tlje quit-claim. I did not 
demand a warrantee deed from Mr. Loring, but only a 
quit-claim ; for some reason (after preparing a quit-claim 
deed), he preferred to give the city a warrantee deed of 
the Millman tract, and I did not object to receiving it. 
These are the facts in connection with this matter. 
EespectfuUy submitted, 

M. F. TULEY, 

('orporation Counsel. 
Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom was referred the petition 
of J. S. Wright, asking aid in publishing his book on Chi- 
cago : Past, Present and Future, sulimitted a report atl- 
verse to the prayer of the petition. 
Aid. Whitaker moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

KAILROAUS. 

Aid. Walsh, of the Committee on Eailroads, to whom 
was referred an ordinance authorizing the Chicago City 
Railway Company to use a dummy on their tracks to clean 
off the snow, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report ; 

REPORT or COWMITTKE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Bailroads, to whom was referred 
£Ui ordinance authorizing the Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany to use its steam dummy engines upon its tracks for 
the purpose of removing snow therefrom, having had the 
£ame under advisement, beg leave to report in favor of its 
passage, with, how^ever, the provision that the Common 
Council reserves the right at any time to repeal said ordi- 
nance. 

. I AMES Walsh, 
Richard Somers. 
.Jas. D. Tyler. 
W. S. Powell, 
T. H. McAvoT, 

Committee. 
The following is the ordinance : 

AN OKDINANCK. 

Be it ordaiited by the Common Council of Hit City of Chicago : 
That the Chicago City Railway Company is hereby au- 
thorized to use its steam dummy engines upon anj' of its 
tracks for the purpose of clearing the same from snow. 

Provided, however, that such steam dummy engines 
shall be iised only between the hours of twelve o'clock at 
night and five o'clock in the morning; and, Provided fur- 
ther, that the right and authority hereby gi-anted may at 
ony time be withdrawn, and this ordinance repealed by 
the Common Council of .■iaid citj'. 

.JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Schintz, of the Committee on Judiciai-j', to whom 
was referred the resolution of Aid. Daggy, amending Rule 
35 of the Rules and Order of Business, submitted a report, 
recommending the adoption of the amendment. 

Aid. Wliitaker moved that the report be concurred in. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the folloAving vote : 

.42/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery. Coey. 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailev, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 5lcGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schafifner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 34. 

Noes — Glade, McCauley — 2. 

The following is the rule as amended : 

Rule 35. The Common Council shall, at all regular 
meetings, resiune business at the same order on which it 
was engaged immediately preceding the last adjournment, 
with the exception of order No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 of Rule 
2, which shall be called and disposed of before resuming 
business as herein provided. 

FIBE A>D WATER. 

Aid. McGrath, of the Committee on Fire and Water, to 
v.'hom had been referred the remonstrance of citizens 
against the removal of the steamer Fred Gund from its 



present location to the new engine-hous? on Chicago ave- 
nue, submitted a report recommending that thi' remon- 
Btrance be referred to the Board of Police and Fire Com- 
missionei's. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the re*- 
olution of Aid. McCauley in relation to nuisance caused by 
the smoke at the Water Works, submitted a report recom- 
mending the adoption of the resolution. 

Aid. McCauley move<i that the reix)rt be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the lejjort: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To tiie Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was re 
IVrred several petitions and communications from citizens 
of the North Division in reference to the manner caused 
by the smoke from the water works, and also a resolution 
offered by Aid. McCauley on the same subject, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report that we 
have inve.stigated the subject matter referred, and we arc 
satisfied that when easterly winds prevail the smoke from 
the water works is to some extent a nuisance to those who 
reside in their immediate vicinity, and we would recom- 
mend the use of anthracite coal, the cost being little, if 
any, greater than that of bituminous coal. Your Com- 
mittee are of the opinion, however, that should this course 
bo adopted by the Board of Public Works, that little relief 
will be obtained, unless the breweries in the immediate 
vicinity can be compelled to do likewise. We believe, 
however, that the Board of Public Works should take the 
initiatory step by abating the nuisance at the water works, 
thereby setting a good example for others to follow. 

We therefore respectfully recommend that the resolution 
offered by Aid. McCauley be passed. 

.James J. McGrath, 
M. Schmitz, 
M. A. Devine, 
Committee on Fire and Watei'. 
Btyolred, That the Board of Public Works at once take 
eucli steps as may be necessaiy to abate the nuisance of 
.smoke caused by the use of Idtuminous coal at the Chi- 
cago Water Works, either by jjutting in of suitable smoke 
consumers oi the purchasing of anthmcite coal for use in 
said works. 

STREET.* AM) ALLEYS. WEST DIVJSIO.V. 

Aid. Buehler, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, to whom was referred a report and ordinance for 
sidewalk on both sides of Carpenter street, from George 
street to the northern terminus of Carpenter street, sub- 
mitted a rejwrt recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report, and paaa 
rlie ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the reirort was concurred in. 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoj', Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey. 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell. 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffnerl 
Carney, McCaffrey. McC^auley. Clarke. Devine, Busaev, Mr! 
Presid'ent— 36. 

Noes — ^None. 

Also, 

Aid. Buehler, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of Elston 
avenue, from FuUerton avenue to the city limits, submit- 
ted a report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Glade moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somei-s, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomerj', Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce. 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath^ 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaf- 
frej', McCauley, Clarke. Devine. Busse, Mr. President — 36. 

Noes — None. 



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Also, 

Aid. Buebler, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Diller 
street, from West Indiana street to Fourth street, submit- 
ted a report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tmcey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham,Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Sardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCanlev, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President 
—36. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Buehler, of same Committee, to whom wasrefeiTed 
a report and ordinance for Sidewalk on west side of Hol- 
stein street, from South Park street to Wilmot street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailev, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, She'il, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Oaffrev, McCaulev. Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President 
—36. ' 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Buehler, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of George 
street, from Carpenter street to Fifth street, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follow^s : 

Ages — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomer>% Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Dagg>', Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc^ 
Caffrey, McCaulev, Clarke. Devine. Busse, Mr. President 
—36. 

Noes — None. 



AVHAKVES AM) PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Aid. Whitaker, of the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Grounds, to whom was referred the resolution of Aid. 
Campbell, relative to the fencing in of a part of the Milli- 
man tract now owned by the city of Chicago, submitted a 
report. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

flKPORT or COMMriTKK. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred the resolution of Aid. Campbell in re- 
gard to fencing the Milliman tract, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that your Commit- 
tee find that the resolution under which the so-called 
Milliman tract was acquired provides in substance that 
said tract should not bo used as a park until the said sum 
of sixty thousand dollars should be paid; and in order to 
prevent any dedication of the land to the park before the 
payment of that money, we think that it should be in- 
dorsed and kept separate from the park, until it becomes 
a part of the park by the payment of said money ; and 
your Committee would recommend that the Board of 
Public Works be directed to inclose that portion of the 
Milliman tract belonging to the city of Chicago, including 
the streets and alleys, with a good and substantial fence, 
and to keep the same in good rei>air until the Nortli Sid* 



Park Commissioners pay into the city treasury the sum ©t 
sixty thoueand doUai's. 

G. S. Whitaker, 

H. WiTBECK, 

W. B. Bateham, 
L. Schaffner, 
James J. McGbath, 

Committee. 
Also, 

Aid. Whitaker, of the same Committee, to whom wa&^ 
referred the resolutions of Aid. McCauley, inquiring into 
the acts and doings of the South Park Commissioners, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying resolution. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Your Committee oh Whai-ves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred the resolution of Aid. McCauley, 
inquiring into the acts and doings of the South Park Com- 
missioners, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that your Committee has consulted vrith 
the Corporation Counsel in reference to the subject matter 
of said resolution, and obtained his written opinion in re- 
lation thereto (which opinion is herewith submitted and 
made a part of this report) ; and your Committee are of 
the opinion that as the North and West Divisions of the 
city (so far as the payment of taxes is concerned) have 
no interest whatever in the matter presented by said reso- 
lution, it is recommended that said resolution be not 
adopted. 

Your Committee has no reason to doubt the honesty, in- 
tegrity, or ability of said Commissionei-s, and believe that 
they will cheerfully impart any information of interest to 
the persons who are taxed for said South Side Park. 
Your Committee would reconmiend the appointment by 
the Chairman of this Council of a committee of three Al- 
dermen from the South Division, whose duty it shall be to 
call on said Commissioners and obtain from them all the 
facts in relation to their official acts and doings, and that 
said Committee report the same to this Council at the 
earliest time convenient. 

Your Committee therefore recommend the passage of 
tlie annexed resolution. 

RespectfuUv submitted, 

G. S. Whitakek, 
W. B. Bateham, 
James J. McGkath. 
L. Schaffner, 
H. Witbeck, 

Committee. 

Besolved, That a committee of three Aldermen from the 
South Division be appointed by the President of this 
Council to confer with the South Park Commissioners, 
and to obtain from said Commissioners all the facts in re- 
lation to their ofiBcial acts that are or may be of import- 
ance to the taxpayers in South Chicago, and that said 
committee report siich facts to this Council at the earliest 
time convenient. 

The following is the 

RBPOllT OF THK COKPOKATJON OOlINSKl.. 

To the Committee on Public Grounds ; 

I have examined the resolutions and interrogations to 

the Commissioners of the South Park, introduced by Aid. 

I McCauley, and am of the opinion that the city of Chicago, 

; as a municipal corporation, has no power or control over 

' the South Park or the Commissioners thereof. 

By the South Park act, the Commissioners are made a 
lK)dy politic and corporate, with perpetual succession, and 
with a seal. 

Tn the South Park cases in the Supreme Court of this 
State, the constitutionality of the act (creating the Park, 
&c.) was upheld, and that coTirt, among other things, de- 
cided, " That the Commissioners, as township or corporate 
authorities, can issue bonds and levy taxes to hind the 
people of the three towns of South Chicago, Hyde Park 
and Lake, for the pui-poses specified in that act ; that 
these throe towns are a quassi municipal corporation, and 
the Commissioners — the people of those towns having as- 
sented to the laws — are a corporate authority for the pui- 
pose contemplated by the act. 

Also, that the " Act " had no relation to the city of Chi- 
cago, and that the property and pixiplo of Stnith ChicaKO. 



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Hyde Park and Lako, alone, are liahle for the debts or 

ImjuUs of such quassi municipal corporation. 

The city of Chicago cannot then compel said Commis- 
eioners to answer any interrogatones. 

The South Park act gives the Board of Commissioners 
"full and exclusive power'''' to govi'rn, manage and direct 
said Park ; to lay out and regulate the same : to pass ordi- 
nances for the regulation and government thereof; to ap- 
point such engineers, sur\'ej'or8, clerks and other officers, 
including a police force, as may be necessary ; to prescribe 
and define their respective duties and authority ; to fix 
the amount of their compensation ; and are given in ad- 
dition all the power and authority in regard to the Park 
that the Common Council possesses in regard to city parks. 
They have power also to issue two millions of dollars of 
bonds ; to tax the property of the three towns, not ex- 
ceeding three hundred thousand dollars per annum. The 
Board is required "to keep a complete record of all their 
proceedings, which shall be open at all times for the in- 
spection of the public," and any individual or a commit- 
tee of the Council c<vu obtain such information as that 
record may fui-nish. 

If the Commissioners are guilty of any malfeasance in 
office, they may be impeached, and removed by the Cir- 
cuit Court. 

The city has no supervisory iwwor over the Commis- 
aiouers, and I know of no power that has. 

They are not required to give any account of their acts 
or doings ; to make any publication as to the eame, or as 
to the finances of the corporation. 

It may have been bad policy for the Legislature to 
create within the coi-porate limitji of the city of Chicago, 
this irresponsible, independent corporation, t^ith such 
vast powei-s, and having officers not elected by the people, 
but appointed by Circuit Judges ; yet the people, in their 
wisdom have approved of the act, and I see no redress, if 
uny is desired, except by application to the power that 
created the corporation. 

I intend no reflection upon the upright and worthy 
gentlemen who now fill the offices of " Commissioners," 
nor do I know that there is any occasion for an " investi- 
gation " of their acts. It is to be presumed that these 
gentlemen will comply with any " request " of a commit- 
tee of the Council for information, but there is no power 
to " demand " any such information. 

Respectfully, M. F. Tuley, 

Corporation Counsel. 

The following are the resolutions upon which the above 
report is made : 

Wh£EEas, Grevious complaints have been made, and 
great causes for dissatisfaction given to the property- 
owners and tax-payers of the South Division, arising from 
the very heavy burdens already imposed and yet to be 
imposed upon them by the Board of South Park Com- 
missioners for South Chicago, Hyde Park, and Lake town- 
ships, for the purchase and improvement of pai-ks located 
outside of the southern limits of the city, and beyond the 
reach of the masses of the people; and, 

Whereas, It is believed that the estimates, as far as 
given or made public by the South Park Commissioners, 
for parks and boulevard purchases and improvements, as 
projected and designed by them, are entirely inadequate 
and understated ; and, 

WiiERE-AS, The Common Council of this city are the 
properly constituted guardians of the property of the citi- 
zens of Chicago for the uses and purposes of taxation, and 
it becomes their duty to make inquiry into and investi- 
gate the various matters herein referred to ; therefore, 
belt 

Resolved, That a select committee of six Aldermen, two 
from each division of the city, to be selected by a vote of 
this Council, and vested with full power and authority to 
inquire into and investigate all matte i-s referred to inthe 
foregoing preamble, and also the accompanying list of 
questions, and to report to this Council full and detiuled 
information at as early a date as possible. 

Resolved, That the City Clerk send a copy of these reso- 
lutions and questions to the Board of South Park Com- 
missioners, with the request that they report thereon to 
the Select Committee. 

Resolved, That when said committees hand in their re- 
port, that the City Clerk be, and he is hereby, directed to 
send a copy of the same to the Governor of the State, and 
to each of the Senatoi-s and Reprejentatives from Cook 
county in the State Legislature. 

First. State what lands have been purchased by the 
Commissioners, and how much has been paid for the same. 
Xkese points to be given in detail, as follows : 



1. Description of each tract or parcel of land pur- 
chased, and number of acres in each. 

•A. Name of actual owner or owners ; also the nam« of 
agent or agents, if any. 

3. Price paid per acre for each purchase, and the total 
price paid for each tract. 

■i. Give date of each purchase, and terms of purchase ; 
and, if paid for in full, whether such payment was mad© 
in ciish or bonds ; and if bonds, state at what per cent., if 
less than par, the bonds were reckoned. 

Second. State whether the consideration mentioned in 
tlie deeds for any bonds purchased of any person, persons or 
corporations, is the actual or Avhole amount paid for said 
land or lands, and if a larger or smaller amount was paid 
in any instance, state each instance, giving the name or 
names of the grantor or grantors, and the differences in 
each case, with the reasons why the same was done in 
such form or manner. 

Third. State whether any contracts, either verbal or 
written, have been made for the purchase in future of any 
lands within the limits of either of the parks, and if so, 
give the names of contracting parties. 

Fouith. State whether any of the South Park Com- 
missioners (and if so, which of them) have been or are at 
this time, directly or indirectly, interested (either as 
ow ner or agent) in any property or contracts for property 
within the Park limits, and if so, give the description of 
such property, and also time when such Commissioner or 
Commissioners became possessed of such interest or 
agency, and if subsequent to his or their acceptance of 
the office of Park Commissioners, their reasons for so 
doing. 

Fifth. Stiite whether any portion of the two million 
dollars loan authorized by the Park acts or charter has 
been used. Give the amount so used, and for what pur- 
pose. 

Sixth. State what amount of bonds have been issued, 
number of classes into which bonds have been divided, 
amount of each class, and the use for which each class 
was appropriated, with the ayes and noes on the vote au- 
thorizing the same. 

Seventh. Give the date of each classof bonds, the time 
each class has to run, and the rates of interest they bear. 

Eighth. How many bonds have been used in paying 
for land, and of which class, and how many have been 
sold for cash, and of which class. 

Ninth. Give the names of the agents who have been 
employed to sell these bonds, and if all the sales that have 
been made were authorized by a vote of the Board of 
Park Commissioners, with the ayes and noes on 
such vote ; also state whether there has been at any time 
a pi-ice fixed by the Board under which said bonds shxmld 
not be sold, and if so, give the ayes and noes on fixing said 
price. 

Tenth. Give a detailed statement of the sales of bonds 
for cash, the amount and time of each sale, the interest 
which has accrued on bonds sold, and how much below 
par they were sold. 

Eleventh. State how much has been paid and what per 
cent, of commissions given for the sale of bonds, with the 
names of the parties to whom these commissions have 
been paid. 

Twelfth. Give a statement in detail of all moneys re- 
ceived, and from what source, and also a statement of all 
paid out. showing the balances on hand, and the name or 
names oi' the parties or banks with whom these moneys 
are deposited, and if such moneys are secured bj' special 
bonds, and bearing interest; if so, give amounts of bonds 
as security and the rates of interest allowed. 

Thirteenth. State the amount of tax levied for park 
purposes upon property in South Chicago, Hyde Park and 
Lake Township (since the organization of the Park €om- 
missionere) for 1869 and 1870 ; how much has been col- 
lected, and what there is to be collected after Jan. 1, 1871. 

Fourteenth. Give the salaries of each officer acting 
under said Board. 

Fifteenth. State the estimated cost for the improve- 
ment of the North Park as now designed ; also of the 
South Park, each in detail separately. Also state what 
moneys have been paid out for constructing the Drexel 
and Kankakee boulevards so far as work has been done 
upon them, and what the estimated cost will be for com- 
pleting these two boulevards, as well as others laid out 
and designed, and yet to be constructed. 

Sixteenth. State whether any assessments have been 
made for benefits upon lands adjoining and outside the 
designated park limits ; and if so, state v/hat amounts, 
upon what lands, and when the same will be collected. 



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Aid. McAvoy, of the Committee on Poliee, to whom was 
referred charges against Ed. Northnagle, special constable 
of the Ninth Ward, submitted a report recommending the 
adoption of accompanying resolutions. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred the 
communication of His Honor, Mayor Mason, embracing 
charges against Edward Northnagle, Constable of the 
Ninth Ward, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that we have carefully considered the 
charges preferred against Edward Northnagle, and believe 
they should be investigated, and upon consultation with 
the City Attorney and Corporation Counsel, we are satis- 
fied it will be necessary to investigate these charges and 
take the testimony of witnesses in open Council, in con- 
formity with section 17 of chapter 2 of the Eevised Charter. 

Your Committee would therefore recommend the pas- 
sage of the following resolutions. 

Chicago, Jan. 6, 1871. 

J. H. McAvoY, 
H. 0. Glade, 
James McCaxtley, 
Committee on Police. 

Resolved, That the City Clerk be, and he hereby is,directed 
to furnish to Edward Northnagle a certified copyof the 
charges prefen-ed against him, and on file in said City 
Clerk's office, and that the 16th day of January, A. D. 
1871, at the hour of 7:30 o'clock p. m., be fixed for the 
hearing and determination of said charges, at the Common 
Council chambers in the city of Chicago. 

Besolved, That the City Clerk issue a subpoena or cita- 
tion for and to Officer Miller, Captain of the Police, Sec- 
ond Precinct; OiTicer Johnson, Sergeant of Police, Second 
Precinct: Mrs. Northnagel (wife of accused); Mr. Am- 
berg, Clerk of Police Court, Second Precinct, and to pro- 
duce police records of said Court, to be present at the time 
and place aforesaid, and they are hereby required to be 
present at said time and place as witnesses to testify con- 
cerning said charges ; and that said clerk issue a subpoena 
or citation commanding the attendance at said time and 
place of any and all person which said Edward Northnagle 
shall name as witnesses on his part. 

Besolved, That the City Clerk furnish to said Edward 
Northnagle and to each of said witnesses a certified copy 
of these resolutions. 



HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Aid. Busse, of the Committee on Harbor and Bridges, tp 
whom had been referred a petition for a bridge at Harri- 
son street, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Gill moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, In 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Harbor and Bridges, to whom was 
referred the petition of citizens for a bridge over the river 
and a viaduct over the track of the Chicago, Alton and 
St. Louis, and Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne railroads, at 
Harrison street, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report that your Committee carefully exam- 
ined the whole matter, and that public interests demand 
the construction of a bridge and viaduct at Harrison street 
and over the raili'oad crossing. 

G. A. Busse, 
W. B. Bateham, 
S. S. Gardner, ' 

Committer. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the City Clerk be directed to 
have a sufficient number of copies of the Kules and Order 
of Business printed and bound in pamphlet form for the 
use of the members of this Council, and the same to be paid 
for out of the Contingent fund. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote : 

Jyes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaiffrey, McCauley . 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 34. 

Noes — McAvoy, Schmitz — 2. 

:VDJOUKNMENT. 

Aid. Tyler moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Carney demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— SomerH, Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McAvoy. 
Thompson, Whitaker, Batterman, Hickey, Wilce, V/alsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, McCaffrey, Devine — 22 

JVbes— Montgomery, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, W. S. Pow- 
ell, Bailey, Bateham, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCauley , 
Clarke, Busse, Mr. President — 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. H0TCHKI8S, 

City CUrlL. 



REGULAK MEETING, JANUARY 16tb, 1871 



JV«8««»— Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmit?;, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaff"ner, Carney, McCrtiTvey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, and Mr. President. 

Absent — Aid. Dixon, Thompson, Batterman, Campl)ell, 
Bnehler, and Tyler. 



AM. McCauley moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Jan. 9, 1871, be amended by striking out the 
word "bonds," and inserting the word " lands," in the 
the second section of the resolutions in relation to the 
ftoxith Park. 

The motion prevailed. • 



i Aid. McAvoy moved that the minutes of the r»gnlftr 

i meeting held Jan. 9, as amended, be approved without 

j being read. 

I The motion prevailed. 

j PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS ANTH ORDINANCES. 

I The Clerk presented the following communication from 

1 His Honor the Mayor : 

I Mayor's Office, Chicago, Jan. 16, 1871. 

! Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common Council : 

I hereby submit the name of Michael J. Fitzpatrick for 

! Constable of the Twentieth Ward, subject to your ap- 

; proval, to fill a vacancy caused by th death of F. Zitt, who 

j was elected at the last regular election. 

I Very respectfully Bubraitted, 

I E. B. Mason, lyi^or. 



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Aid. Knickerbocker raoTcd that the communication b« 
referred to the Cbmmitt*© on .TndicinrA-. 
The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Fred. Schmidt for au abatement ou his per- 
gonal proi>erty tax. was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Potitition of citizens for planking the alley from Max- 
well street, north, between Newberi-y avenue and Halsted 
street, was 

Referred to the iJoard of Public Workn. 

Petition of citizens asking the Coimcil to aid J. S. 
Wright in the publication of his history of Chicago wac 
Referred to Committee ou Finance. 

Petition of citizens praying that the Board of Public 
Works be required to make improvements on streets and 
alleys in the manner asked for by the majority of the 
owners of the property abutting there<)n, was 

RefeiTed to the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
three divisions. 

Aid. W^alsh presented the draft of an ordinance amend- 
ing section 13, chapter 36. of the Revised Ordinances, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys of West 
Division, by the following vote : 

Af/es — Coey, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Batehaxn. Wilce, McCot- 
ter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Schintz, Car- 
ney, McCauley, Clarke, Devine— 16. 

Noes — Somers Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Mc- 
Avoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracev. Schmitz. "W. S. Powell, 
Walsh. Glade, SchafFner— IM. 

Communication from S. E. Luring in relation to state- 
ments made in the report of the Committee on Finance ou 
a former communication, was 

Referre<l to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report r(jferred to be re- 
committed to the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Knickerbocker presented a communication cover- 
ing resolutions in relation to the city deposits. 

Aid. Daggy moved to refer the resolution to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to refer to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary'. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering a reso- 
lution in relation to the manner of lighting the Council 
Chamber, and moved the adoption of the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Betolved, That the Janitor be, and he is hereby in- 
structed to light the Council Chamber c!o that the escape 
of gas will not annoy the members. 

PEPORT OF CITY OrFICBKS, 

The City Comptroller presented his statement of the re- 
ceipts and expenditures of the city of Chicago for the 
month of December, 1870, which was 

Referred bj Committee on Finance. 

UXFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds 
on the resolution of Aid. IMcCauley in relation to the 
South Park ; laid over and published Jan. ft, 1871. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. McCauley moved, a-s an amendment, that further 
ronsideration of the report be postponed for two weeks, 
and on his motion demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion of Aid. McCauley prevailed by the following 
vot-e : 

Ayes — Hickey,W. S. Powell,Bailey,Geo. Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce,Wal8h, Glade, Gardner, Shiel, Gill, Schintz, Schaff- 
ner, Carney, McCauley, Clarke, Devine. Busse — 18. 

Noes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery-, Coey, 
McAvoy. Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz,' McCotten 
Witbeck, McGrath— 13. 



Annual report of the City Physician, laid over and pub- 
ished Jan. 9, 1871, was 

RefeiTed to Committee on Finance. 

Report of Corporation Counsel on the right of the Board 
of Education to purchase school furniture, &c., laid 
over and published Jan. 9, 1871, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

.Annual Report of the Fish Inspector, laid over and 
published .Jan 9, 1871, was 
RefeiTed to Committee ou Judiciarj-. 

Report and ordinance authorizing a re-subdivision of 
block 9, Morton's subdivision, south half, southwest quar- 
ter section 11, ;}9, i;j, and vacating south 310 feet of alley 
in block 9, laid over and jxiblished Jan 9, 1871, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and .-MleyH. 
West Division. 

Report and ordinance authorizing a ro-subfhvision of B. 
13, Harding's Sub. "W. ^ N. E. % Sec. 11, 39, 13, and va- 
cating N. 80 feet of alley in said block, and also 40 feet in 
width of Morton street, west of said block, laid over and 
published Jan. 9, 1871, was 

Referred to Committee (m Streets and .\lleys, West Di- 
vision. 

Report of the Board of Public Works in regard to lamp 
poets on Milwaukee and Chicago avenues, laid over and 
l^ublished Jan 9, 1871, was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Rejxjrt of Committee on Railroads ori an ordinance* 
authorizing the Chicago fJity Railway Company to u»e 
steam dummy on its track for the purpose of clearing off 
snow, laid over and published .Tan. 9, 1871. 

Aid. Walsh moved to waive the engrossment of the or- 
dinance, and demanded the ayes and noes : 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Aye-i — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, <^)ey, McAvoy, Whit- 
aker, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W". S. Powell, Bailey, Geo. 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck. 
Gardner, Slieil, Gill, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carnev, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President 
—31. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Daggy — 2. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the ordinance be pa8se<l, and 
demanded the ayes and noes : 

The motion prevailed by the foUovring vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Whit- 
aker, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey. 
Geo. Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter. 
Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz. 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaulev. Clarke, Devine, Busse, Sir. 
President— 31. 

JVbes- Knickerbocker, I>aggy~2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the Common Ckmncil of the City of Chicago : 

Skotion 1. That the Chicago City Railway Company is 
hereby authorized to use its steam dummy engines upon 
any of its tracks for the purpose of clearing the same from 
snow : Provided, however, that such steam dummy engines 
shall be used only between the hours of twelve o'clock at 
night and five o'clock in the morning : And provided furtJier, 
that the right and authority hereby granted may be at 
any time withdrawn, and this ordinance repealed by the 
Common Council of said city. 

Report of Committee on Fire and Water on resolution 
offered by Aid. McCauley in relation to nuisance caused 
by smoke at water works, laid over and published .Jan. 9. 
1871. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved — That the Board of Public Works at once take 
such steps as may be necessary to abate the nuisance of 
smoke caused by the use of bituminous coal at the Chicago 
Water Works, either by the putting in of suitable smoke 
consumers, or the purchasing of anthracite coal for use in 
said works. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, 
iu relation to fencing the Mlliman tract; laid over and 
pubUshed.Jan. 9, 1871. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Daggy m^ved as an amendjnent, that th« . 



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Keport bo recommitted to the Committee on Wharves 
and Public Grounds, with instructions to prepare and re- 
port an order directing the Board of Public Works to 
erect a suitable fence around that part of the so-called 
Milliman tract, exchanged for the Ira Judd tract, with as 
little delay as possible. 

Aid. Schintz moved, as an amendment to the amend- 
ment, that the report be placed on file. 

After debate, Aid. Carney called for the previous ques- 
tion, and the call was sustained. 

The question being on the amendment to the amend- 
ment, to place on file. 

Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion was lost by the following vote : 

j,/es_Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
Schmitz, Shell, Schmidt, Schintz, Schafi'ner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse — 16. 

xVoes— McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Wit'beck, Gardner, Gill, McGrath— 17. 

The question recurring on the amendment of Aid. Dag- 
gy, the ayes and noes were called, and the amendment 
prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Coey, McAvoy,Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Gill, 
3IcGrath— 19. 

;^oes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Shell, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schafl'ner, Carney, McCaffi-ey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse— 14. 



Report of Committee on Harbor and Bridges, on petition 
for a bridge over the river at Harrison street, was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Daggy, 
. Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Report of Committee on Police on the charges preferred 
against Ed. Northnagel, laid over and published Jan. 9, 1871. 

Aid. Schmidt moved that the report be placed on file. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to amend the resolution by striking 
out " Jan. 16 " and inserting " Jan. 30." 

After debate. 

Aid. Clarke called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. McAvoy to 
amend, Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Aijes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, McAvoy, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Geo. Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, McGrath, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Mr. President— 20. 

JVoes— Montgomery, Coey, Daggy, Bailey, Walsh, Glade, 
Gill, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse — 14. 

Aid. Schintz moved to lay the report on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Schafi'ner presented a reso- 
lution in relation to amount charged to the city of Chicago 
for gas consumed by street lamps, which, on motion of 
Aid. Carney, was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McCauley presented a reso- 
lution in relation to a swing bridge over the North Branch 
canal at Halsted street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
arc hereby directed to make up and submit to this Council 
estimates and plans for the construction of a swing bridge 
over the North Branch canal, where said canal is crossed 
by North Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McCauley presented a reso- 
lution in relation to booths, &c., in Lincoln Park, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works report to thiw 
Council whether the contracts originally made for tlie im- 



provement of Lincoln Park have been completed, or if 
any are yet unfinished; also to inform this Council 
whether the various buildings, sheds, and ornamental 
houses in said Park are the property of the City, or 
whether they belong to private parties ; and further, if 
the I'efectory, and various })eanut and candy booths or 
tables are a source of revenue to the city, or not ; and if 
the privilege of keeping boats for hire has been, or is to 
be, a fjratuitoiis monopoly for the benefit of one or two par- 
ticular persons, to the exclusion of others who may desire 
to pay for such privileges. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Carney presented the peti- 
tion of Thomas Row land for a free peddler's license, which 
was 

Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Aid. Carney, by unanimous consent, presented a com- 
munication in relation to the removal of the steamer Fred 
Gund, which was 

Referred to the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. 

Aid. McCauley, by unanimous consent, presented a re- 
solution in relation to warming places in Lincoln Park, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works immediately 
report to this Council under what authority the person or 
persons in charge of the finished portion .of Lincoln Park 
are allowed or permitted to charge for the use of the fire^ 
in the various buildings located within said Park, and it 
some means cannot be devised or arrangements made that 
warming places for men, ivotnea and chUdren who use the 
skating ponds can be furnished free of expense where de- 
sired by them. 

Aid. Otis, by unanimous consent, presented a resolution 
relative to opening of sewers, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby instructed to use all the diligence and precau- 
tion possible to prevent the flooding of basements in the 
city, of which there is now imminent danger, from the 
immense amount of snow now on the streets, thereby 
causing great loss and damage to a large class of business. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Hickey presented a resolu- 
tion for sidewalk on Evans street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby requested to prepare an ordinance for sidewalk 
on the north side of Evans street, between May street and 
Centre avenue, at its earliest opportunity. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Devine presented a resolu- 
tion in relation to a school site in the Twentieth Ward, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Schools 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote ; 

Aiies — Somers, Knickerbocker, Blontgomery, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Whitaker, W. S. Powell, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck. 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey. 
Devine — IS. 

Noes — Otis, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McGrath, Schaff- 
ner, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President — 16. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTOHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING, JANUARY 23d, 1871 



Present — Aid. Somcris, Knickorliockor, Dixon, Otis, 
Montgomory, Cocy, McAvoy, Tliompson, Whitakcr, 
Daggv, Tracey, Schniitz, Battcrnian, Hickcy, W. S. Pow- 
ell, Bailey, Goo. Powell, Batohanr, Wilce, Walsli, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, ('aini)l)ell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffnor, Carney, McCaffrey, Mc- 
Cauley, Clarke, Busse, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Md. Tyler, Schniidt and Devine. 



Aid. Daggy moved that the minutes of the regular meet- 
ing held .Jan. 1(5, 1871, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Aid. .Schintz presented the petition of Joseph Maenkf 
for a free peddler's license, which, on motion, was 
Referred to the Mayor with power to act. 

Aid. McAvoy presented the petition of Rev. P. Conway, 
praying to be refunded money paid for taxes on church 
property belonging to St. James parish, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Buehler presented the petition of F. Edler and 
others, praying to be refunded money paid on an assess- 
ment for opening Milwaukee avenue, which was 

Referred to Committees on Streets and Alleys West 
Division. 

Aid. Schintz presented the petition of Ernst Geisman 
■ for a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, was 
Referred to the Mayor with power to act. 

Petition of Isaac Zarupsky for a free peddler's license 
was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Holden presented a communication in relation to 
equalization of salaries paid to teachers in the public 
schools of the city of Chicago, which was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Education presented a report asking au- 
thority to erect a twelve-room school building on corner 
of Lincoln and Fourth streets ; and a new grammar 
school building on Kinzie school lot, which was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report in re- 
gard to assessments for improvement on Wabash avenue 
and West Randolph street, which was 

Referred to .Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the South and West Divisions. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for seven lamp-posts on the en- 
trance to the tunnel on La Salle street, between Randolph 
street and Lake street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

RESOLUTIONS. 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for opening the 
alley in block 1, Assessors' Division of the Kingsbury 
tract,which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Schmitz presented a resolution for gas pipe on 
Clark street, from present terminus to Twenty-second 
etrcet, and moved its adoption. 



The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adoi)ted : 
Resolved, That the Chicago Gas Light and Coke Com- 
pany be, and they are hereby, requested to lay a main 
gas-pipe in South Clark street, from their present south- 
ern terminus to Twenty-second street, and that the Board 
of Public Works prepare and present to this Council an 
ordinance for lamp-posts on said street at the earliest prac- 
ticable moment. 

Aid. Busse presented a resolution in relation to legisla- 
tion for consolidating the Boards of Park Conmiissioners, 
and compelling them to report to the Common Council, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Buehler presented a preamble and resolution in 
relation to leasing the old engine-house on Erie street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Resolution for water pipe on Dayton street was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Walsh presented a resolution in relation to the 
l)ropriety of empowering Police Justices to imprison of- 
fenders for a term of two ycuirs in the City Bridewell, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. Busse presented a resolution in relation to remov- 
ing obstructions from the alley in block 19, C. T. sub. set. 
33, which was 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Walsh presented a resolution in relation to a side- 
walk on Green street, from Indiana street to Milwaukee 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works not to allow streets which are to be im- 
proved to be filled until such improvements are ordered, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented a preamble and resolution in re- 
lation to signals and flagmen at railroad crossings, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the preamble and resolution as 
adopted : 

Whereas, At all the various railroad crossings within 
the city limits the present system of signal lights by night 
and by day are believed to be wholly inadequate for the 
protection of loaded street cars, vehicles, and even or- 
dinary foot passengers, because the lights at night, 
whether colored or otherwise, are (juite too small, and 
sometimes not very judiciously handled, while by day 
only a small flag about the size of an ordinary table nap- 
kin is awkwardly shook (sic) when trains approach said 
crossings, neither of which signals are fully understood 
except perhaps by those who exhibit them ; therefore, 

Resolved, That the Committee of Police be and they 
are hereby instructed to inquire into the expediency of 
providing for better safeguards at the various railroad 
crossings at public streets, for the protection of the lives 
and limbs of otir citizens, as well as strangers who visit 
our city, by a Ijetter system of signal lights by night and 
flags by day, and that they report by ordinance or other- 



Aid. IMcGrath presented a resolution directing the Oil 
Inspector to present a report to the Council of the busi- 
ness done by him for the year 1870, and moved its 
adoption. 



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The motion pi-evailed. 
The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Oil Inspector be and he is hereby 
requested to report at our next regular meeting the num- 
ber of barrels of oil inspected by him for the year 1870, 
and also the amount of fees received by him for that year, 
as all other city oflicers have done. 

EXGBOSSED ORDINANCES. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed ordinance, amending 
chapter 35 of the Revised Ordinances of 18C6, entitled 
" Pounds." 
Aid. Gardner moved that the ordinance be passed. 
Aid. Geo. Powell moved to amend the ordinance by 
striking out "Harrison street" and inserting " Kinzie 
street." 

Aid. Shell moved to further amend the ordinance by 
striking out " Indiana street " and inserting " Kinzie 
street." 

Aid. IMcAvoy moved to lay both the amendments on the 
table, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed, and the amendments were laid 
on the table by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Mont- 
gomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman. W. S. Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, Witbeck, Gardner, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Busse, Mr. President— 29. 

^oes — Bailey, George Powell, McCotter, Shell, Gill, 
Carney — G. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Gardner 
to pass the ordinance. Aid. McAvoy demanded the ayes 
and noes, and the ordinance was passed ))y the following- 
vote : 

Ayes— Somern, Knickerbocker,I)ixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, Mc- 
Cotter Witbeck, Gardner, McGrath, Buehler, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, 
Mr. President— 30. 

A'bes— W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Sheil, Gill 
—5. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
An ordinance amending Chapter 35 of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1866, entitled "Pounds." 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 
That section 2 of Chapter 35 of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1866, entitled " Pounds," be and the same is hereby 
amended to read as follows : 

Sec. 2. No cows, horses, swine, sheep, goats, or cattle 
of any kind shall be permitted to run at large within that 
part or portion of the city of Chicago bounded as follows 
to wit : 

All that part or portion of the West Division bounded 
as follows, to-wit : on the north by West Indiana street, 
on the west by Western avenue, on the south by West 
Harrison street, and on the east by the Chicago river. 

And be it further ordained, That section 7 of said chap- 
ter be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows, 
to Avit : 

Sec. 7. The pound-keeper shall be entitled to the sum 
of one dollar for his fees and services for each animal im- 
pounded in his pound, and fifty cents for providing sus- 
tenance for each day or part of day the same may be kept, 
and to all penalties collected, except so much thereof as is 
paid to other persons under the provisions of section 5, 
and to receive no other compensation. 

And be it further enacted. That section 8 of said chapter 
be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows, to 
wit: 

Sec. 8. The proceeds of the sales of all animals sold 
under the provisions of section 6 shall be applied, first to 
pay the pound-keeper such sum as he may be entitled to 
receive for fees and sustenance under the provisions of 
the last section ; next to the payment of the penalties in- 
curred by the owner or owners of such animal or animals 
and costs of collecting the same whenever such penalties 
shall have been by law determined, and any surplus of 
such proceeds shall be by the pound-keeper accounted for 
and paid over as hereinafter provided. 

And be it further ordained. That section 9 of said chapter 
be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows, 
to wit: 

Sec. 9. At any time before the sale of such animal or 
animals, the owner or owners thereof may redeem the 
same by paying to the poimd-kceper such sum as he may be 



entitled to receive for fees and sustenance under the pro- 
visions of section seven, but such redemption shall not re- 
lease or discharge such owner from the penalty named in 
section three, which penalty may be recovered by such 
pound-keeper in the name of the city, before any Justice 
of the Peace having jurisdiction of the matter. 

And be it further ordained, That section fifteen of said 
chapter be, and the same is hereby, amended to read aa 
follows, to wit : 

Sec. 15. The owner of any animal sold shall be entitled 
(upon satisfactory evidence of his right thereto being duly 
presented to the Comptroller) to a warrant on the Treas- 
urer for the excess of moneys arising from such sale, and 
which may be in the hands of such Ti-easurer. 

And be it f nrther ordained, 'Sha.t there HhM be added to 
such chapter another section, to be denominated section 
sixteen, which shall be in the words and figures following, 
to-wit : 

Sec. 16. It shall be the duty of the police force to see 
that this ordinance is duly executed, and the Board of 
Police is hereby authorized and empowered to make all 
needful rules and regulations for carrying into effect the 
provisions of this ordinance according to the intent and 
meaning of the same. 

Also, 

An engrossed ordinance approves of the purchase of lot 
1. blocks 5 and 6, C. T. sub. S. frac. sec. 29, for the use of 
the water works. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. Gill moved that the ordinance be referred back to 
the Board of Public Works, 

Aid. McAvoy moved to lay the motion of Aid. Gill on 
the table, and demanded the ayes and noes : 

The motion was laid on the table by the following vote ; 

Ayes—Somera, Dixon, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson,Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Geo. Powell, Walsh, Glade, McGrath, Buehler, Scliintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Busse— 
23. 

iVoes— Knickerbocker, Otis, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, Mr. 
President — 12. 

After debate. Aid. Montgomery called for the previous 
question, and the call was not sustained, by the following 
vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, 
Daggy, Tracey Schmitz, Batterman, Walsh, Glade, Sheil, 
McGrath— 13. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Thompson, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, Wilce, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Schaff- 
ner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. 
President— 23. 

Aid. Buehler moved to postpone further consideration of 
the ordinance until after the Committee on Fire and Wa- 
ter make a report on the resolution of Aid. Otis in rela- 
tion to supplying water by means of artesian wells. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to lay the motion of Aid. Buehler 
on the table, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion of Aid. Buehler was laid on the table by 
the following vote : 

Ayes— Somevs, Dixon, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
Geoi'ge Powell, Walsh, Glade, Sheil, Schaffner, McCauley, 
Clarke, Busse— 19. 

Xoes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Thompson, W. S, Powell, 
Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schintz, Carney, McCaff- 
rey, Mr. President — 18. 

Aid. Schintz moved to refer the ordinance to a Commit- 
tee of three from each division of the city, to be ap- 
pointed by the Chair. 

After debate. Aid. W. S. Powell called for the previous 
question, arid the call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Schintz to 
refer. Aid. McAvoy dem.anded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion to refer was lost by the following vote : 

^2/es— sKnickerbocker, Otis, W, S. Powell, Bailey, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Gill, 
Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President— IG. 

Noes — Somers, Dixon, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, Geo. Powell, Walsh, Glade, Sheil, McGrath, 
Buehler, Schafi'ner, McCauley, Clarke— 21. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. McAvoy 
to pass the ordinance. Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and 
noes, and the ordinance was passed by the following vote : 



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jyes — Somei-s, Dixon, Montaiomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, \Vliitaker,Daggy, Tracey, Scliraitz, Batterman, 
ilickey, Walsh, Glade, Sheil, JIcGrath, Bnehler, Schint/, 
Schaffiier, Carney, McCaffrey, McCanley, Clarke, Busse— 
24. 

jVom— Knickerbocker, Otis, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
(ianlncr. Gill, Mr. President— 13. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN OBllINANCE 

Approving of the purchase by the Board of Public Works 

of lot 1, blocks 5 and 6, Canal Trustees' Subdivision S. 

fractional section, 29, 39, 14. 
Be it ordained htj the Common ConnctI of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Common Council do hereby ap- 
prove of the purchase by the Board of Public Works of 
lot one (1) of blocks five (5) and six (C) of Canal Trustees' 
Subdivision of that part of section twenty -nine (29 j, town 
thirty-nine (39) north, range fourteen (U) east, lying 



south of Chicago river ; provided, that the price paid shall 
not exceed the sum of fifty-two thousand ($52,000) dollars. 

Aid. Campbell rose to speak to a question of privilege. 

Aid. Gill raised the point of order that Aid. Campbell 
was out of order. 

The Chair decided the point well taken. 

Aid. Daggv demanded a call of the house. 

When thename of Aid. W. S. Powell had been reached 
under the call. Aid. Gill moved that further proceeding 
with the call be dispensed with, and 

The motion prevailed, 

AD.TOI BXMEXT. 

Aid. Gill moved that the Council do noAv adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

('. T. HOTCHKISS, 

(Jity Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, JANUARY 30th, 1871. 



Present — Aldennon Somei's, Knickerbocker, Otis, Mont- 
gomeiy, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggj', Tracey, 
Schmitz, Battemian, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Geu. 
Powell, Wilce, Walsh, Glade,' McCotter, Witbeck, Camp- 
bell, Gardner, Sheil. Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, 
Schmidt, Schatfner, Carney, McCafirey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Deviue, Bussey andMr. President. 

^i;se»/— Aldermen Dixon, ^Miitaker, and W. S. Powell. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting held Jan. 23, 1871, be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

VETO MESSAGE. 

His Honor the Maj'or presented a communication, veto- 
ing the action of the Council on the engrossed ordinance 
approving of the purchase of lot 1, blocks 5 and C, C. T. 
Sub., S. frac. Sec. 29, 39, 14. 

Aid. Gill moved to place the olijections on record, and 
to reconsider the vote by which the ordinance was passed. 

Aid. Daggy moved, as an amendment, that the commu- 
nication from the Mayor lie laid over and published, and 
made the special order for Monday, Feb. G, at a o'clock p.m. 

The Chair decided that the amendment was out of order. 

Aid. Daggy appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question being, " Shall the Chair be sustained ? " 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the Chair 
was not sustained by the following vote : 

AyeJ^ — Somers, Otis, Thompson, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Gfardner, Gill, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney — 14 

JVbes — Knickerbocker, 3Iontgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Battenuan, Hickey, Walsh, 
Glade, Sheil, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, McCaff- 
rey, IMcCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse — 21. 

Aid. Daggy, by consent of the Council, withdrew his 
motion, with the understanding that after the reconsider- 
tion of the vote, Ijy which the ordinance was passed, he 
should renew it. 

Aid. Walsh moved to reconsider the vote by which the 
chair was not sustained in his niling. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Gill, to 
place the objections on record and reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance w as passed, it was 

Canied. 



The following is the communication from the Maj'or: 
Chicago, Jan. 28, 1871. 

Mb. President and Gentlemen of the Common 
Council: I return herewith, without my approval, the 
ordinance appi'oviug of the purchase of lot 1, in blocks 5 
and G, Canal Trustees subdivision of that part of section 
29, town 39 north, range 14 east, lying south of the Chi- 
cago river, for the following reasons : 

1. The proposed location is not as accessible to the pub- 
lic as several other points in the same vicinity. While 
this is not an insupei-able objection, at the same time it 
should not be overlooked in the erection of works that 
are to be both ornamental and useful, and likely to be 
one of the principal objects of interest in our city. 

2. The choice of this site involves the necessity of 
two tunnels under the river ; one for the main tunnel, 
and another for a large water-main, to convey the water 
from the pumping-works to the west side of the river. 

3. The borings made))y the City Engineer, fiom the pres- 
ent Water- Works to Twenty-second street, are uniformly 
through the same kind of material, and the cost of con- 
structing the tunnel between those points may be esti- 
mated almost to a certainty. But from Twenty-second 
street to the location selected, rock is encountered nearer 
the surface than at any other points on the river. It 
would )je necessary to excavate a considerable amount of 
rock to keep the tunnel on a uniform grade, as is very de- 
sirable ; otherwise the tunnel must conform to the shape 
of the rock, and in so doing it would be brought nearer 
the surface of the ground, and would be more likely to 
encoiuiter different qualities of material, which might 
very much enhance the expense. Indeed, it is hardly 
possible that a tunnel could be built under the liver at the 
point selected on toj) of the rock without dredging out the 
soft material in the bed of the river, and replacing it with 
clay at a very considerable extra expense. How great 
this extra expense would be cannot be ascertained from 
the examination now made, and cannot, in my opinion, be 
estimated to any very great degree of certainty. 

4. The question of a supply of water from artesian wells 
for some ix)rtions of our citj' has been agitated to a con- 
siderable extent, and many of our well informed citizens 
desire that the question should be fully investigated. 
The quality (jf the water from several artesian wells is 
Jjeing analyzed, and the necessary infonnation will soon 
be available on this point. This is an additional reason 
^vhy there should be delay. Another is the known fact 
that the number of lots, if bids are again solicited, will 
be greatly increased, and some of those heretofore made 
will be greatly reduced in price, and I am quite sure that 



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more eligible lots will be offered at a considerable reduc- 
tion from the price proposed to be paid for the one in 
question. 

Again, in view of the rapid development of our citj' 
westward and the recent extension of our citj'' limits in 
that direction, it is a serious question whether the proposed 
water woi'ks should be located east of the line of Ashland 
avenue, and it is very possible that the best site may ulti- 
mately be found to be considerablj' to the westward of 
that thoroTighfare. 

5. I see no necessity for an immediate purchase 'of any 
site, and I am well convinced that a reconsideration of 
the matter will result in promoting the best interests of 
our city. Very respectfully submitted. 

K. B. Mason, Mayor. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the communication be laid 
on the table temporarily, and made special oi-der for Mon- 
day evening, Feb. 6, 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Aid. McGrath presented a communication covering a 
resolution in relation to cleansing the North Branch, 
which was 

Keferred to the Committee on Harbors and Bridges. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a communication in rela- 
tion to the erection of a school-house in the Third Ward, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Bailey presented the petition of citizens for a via- 
duct on South Canal street, over the tracks of the Chicago, 
Burlington and Quincy, and Chicago and Northwestern 
Kailroads, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Tracey presented the petition of citizens for the 
widening of Douglas place, from Clark street to the west- 
ern city limits, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, with instruc- 
tions to prepare an ordinance as asked for. 

Aid. Montgomery presented the petition of Isaac Gold- 
man for a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, 
was 

Granted. 

Aid. McCaffrey presented the petition of Matthew Hill 
for a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, was 
Granted. 

Petition of citizens for a viaduct on Desplaines street 
was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Aid. Batterman presented the petition of M. Roch- 
stahler for a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, 
was 

Granted. 

Aid Gill presented the petition of August Keller for a 
free peddler's license, which, on his motion, was 
Granted. 

Aid. Bateham presented the petition of citizens for a 
sewer on Gurley street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Bateham presented the petition of citizens for a 
sewer on Silver street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Gardner presented the petition of citizens asking 
for water pipe on Adams street, between Western aveniie 
and Rockwell streets. 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of property owners for the opening of North 
Franklin street, from Menominee street to North avenue, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on both sides of 
Mitchell street, between Paulina street and Wood street, 
was 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 



Petition for planking alley between .Jefferson, Union, 
Catharine and Meagher streets, was 
Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Henry McKeutz, patrolman No. 61, for com- 
pensation for damages caused by personal injuries received 
while in discharge of his duties, was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Remonstrances of A. A. Munger and Alf. Cowles against 
the construction of the open approach to the south side of 
the LaSalle street tunnel until damages for altering side- 
walks, &c., have been paid, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Mary McCormick for remission of taxes,was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of J. D. DeGempt for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Knickerbocker presented the remonstrance of citi- 
zens against the action of the Board of Public Works in 
ordering citizens to remove bow windows, &c., which was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McCauley presented a reso- 
lution directing the City Sealer to report to the Council 
the amount of business done by him, and fees received 
during the year 1870, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Sealer of Weights and Measures 
be and he is hereby requested to make out and present to 
this Council, at its next regular meeting, a full and com- 
plete statement in detail, of all scales, weights, measures 
or other articles inspected and sealed by him, from the time 
he assumed the duties of his office until Dec. 31, 1870, in- 
clusive, and also to render a statement of all monies re- 
ceived by him as fees for such services during said period 
of time. 

By consent, Aid. McCauley presented a resolution di- 
recting the City Weigher to make a report, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Weigher be and he is hereby di- 
rected to make out and present to this Council, at its next 
regular meeting, a full and complete statement in detail, 
of the number of loads of hay, coal, grain of all kinds, 
or any other articles weighed by him from the time he as- 
sumed the duties of his office up to Dec. 31, 1870, inclu- 
sive, and also to render a statement of all monies received 
by him as fees for such services during said peiiod of 
time. 

Aid. Walsh, by consent, presented the following resolu- 
tion, and moved its adoption : 

The motion prevailed. 

Resolved, That the Board of Police be, and they are 
hereby, instructed to cause to be enforced section" 1 of 
chapter 36 of Gary's Laws and Ordinances. 

The presiding officer announced the appointment of 
Aid. Montgomery, Gill, and Tyler as a committee on the 
subject of the social evil. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the Committee consist of 
five members. 

Carried. 

The Chair appointed as the additional members. Aid. 
McGrath and Schaffner. 

REPORT OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Oil Inspector submitted his report of oil inspected 
during the year 1870, which was ordered to be published 
and placed on file. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, Jan. 30, 1871. 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Common Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen : I have the honor to report the following 
as the quantity of oil inspected by me from .Ian. 1 to Dec. 
31, 1870, 66,240 barrels, for which I received $3,<)74.4(». 
Respectfully submittetl, 

David Wvue, 

Oil Inspector. 



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The Board of Public Works submitted a report covering 
*nndiy doctors' bills for services rendered parties injured 
while in the employ of the Board, which was 

Referred to Conmrittee on Finance. 

The (,'ounsel to the (Jorporation presented a report cov- 
ering a resohition accepting the proposition of the Ghicago 
City railway in regard to the South Clark street line, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciaiy. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 



FINAXCK. 

Aid. Wilce, of the Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the petition of 8. Kowe, for remission of personal 
property tax, submitted a rejjort thereon. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the leport be 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldei-men of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was refened the 
petition of S. Kowe for remission of personal property 
tax, having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report, that after consulting with the Tax Commissioner, 
and getting from him a full report of the facts set forth 
in the complaint of the petitioner, it is veiy clear to your 
Committee tliat Mr. Rowe has been doubly assessed, but 
the blame, if any, is his own, in not returning the num- 
ber of his residence to the assessor; but as mistakes will 
often occur when using all due care, and as in this case 
there seems to have been no intent either by petitioner or 
assessor to defraud, we most cheerfully recommend that 
the Tax Commissioner correct the mistake, and make an 
abatement of $18, as being the amount of over assessment. 

This, with several other cases equally clear as l)eing 
clerical errors, and believing the best interests of the city 
and citizens would be obtained by having such claims re- 
ferred to the Tax Commissioner, Comptroller, and Finance 
Committee, with full power to adjust them, we offer the 
following resolution : 

Resolved, That all claims for the remission of taxes 
caused by double assessment, or by the same property be- 
ing assessed to two different parties, be referred to the 
Tax Commissioner and Comptroller, with power to make 
such adjustment thereof as they may think proper, pro- 
vided, however, their action thereon shall, before final 
adjustment of any such claim, receive the approval of the 
Finance committee. 

Also, 

Aid. Wilce, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the communication of Martin O'Brennan for damages, 
submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Carney moved that the report be 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
communication of Martin O'Brennan for damages, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report that 
his claim for damages was before the old Council and re- 
ceived a full investigation at that time, and on a vote 
taken in full Council, the claims of the petitioner was re- 
ferred by a large majority, your Committee have no 
grounds whereon to change their opinion of the justice 
of that decision, and, therefore, report adversely to the 
prayer of the petitioner. 

Thos. Wilce, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
John Buehlek, 
Committee on Finance. 
Also, 

Aid. Wilce, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the communication of Sanford E. Loring in relation to 
the exchange of the Ira Judd tract, submitted a report 
thereon. 



Aid. McCauley moved that the report 1« 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled. 

Your Conmiittee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
communication of Sanford E. Loring, in relation to the 
leport of yoTir Committee on the exchange of the Ira 
.ludd tract for the Milliman tract, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that after giving 
Mr. Loring an opportunity to set befure us all the facts in 
the case, we find no reason offered by him that would in 
any maimer cause the fVjmmittee to change their views 
or influence them to change or modify their former re- 
port, believing that said Loring has had no injustice done 
him ))y any officer of the city, and the exceptions taken 
by him as to his voluntary act in the payment of $;'>,42u, 
the difference in the two tracts, was fully confirmed by 
the Comptroller before your (!ommittee to lie as stated in 
our report of Jan. 9, 1871. 

We can find no reason that would justify us in recom- 
mending the city to give S. 10. Loring a warranty deed at 
the present time, and therefore rejjort adversely'to all the 
claims of the petitioner. 

Thomas Wilce, 
J. E. Otis, 
M. A. Devine, 
John Buehleb, 
Committee on Finance, 
Also, 

Aid. Wilce, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the i)etition of Margaret L. De Koven, for rebate of as- 
sessment on the W. ]4 of S. W. % of Sec. 14, 30, 13, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the report be 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldennen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
petition of Margaret L. De Koven, for rebate of assess- 
ment on the W. }4 of S. W. }4 of Sec. 14, 30, 13, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report that 
we find upon examining the report of the Assessor, which 
is herewith submitted, that 3 80-100 acres belonged to the 
railways, and was assessed to them, makes an excess to 
said De Koven of f5,.')48 ; also a clerical error in the pro- 
perty north of Barry Point road, calling it 3 acres, where 
it should be ^ of an acre, causing a further reduction of 
$3,905, making a sum total of $9,453 on the above tract. 

Your Committee believing the above to be the facts in 
the case, recommend that the Tax Commissioner be au- 
thorized to make the abatement ot the excess in assess- 
ment of $9,563 to said Margaret L. De Koven. 

Thomas Wilce, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
M. A. Devine, 
.John Buehlee, 
Richard Someks, 
Committee on Finance. 
Office of the City Assessors of Chicago, t 
Jan. 16, 1871. j 
C. N. Holden, Esq., Tax Commissioner: 

Sir : In answer to the petition for rebate of Mrs. Mar- 
garet L. DeKoven, on the assessment which I made on 
the W. 3^ of S. W. % Sec. 14, 39, 13, I have the honor to 
report that I intended to assess the tract at $1,460 per acre, 
but overlooked the fact that the railways owned 3 80-100 
acres, which is assessed to them, making a rebate of $5,548 
proper. 

From a clerical error in calling that portion of the W. 
}4 of N. W. 14, north of Bari-y Point road, 3 acres instead 
of three-fourths of an acre, which it really is, a further 
rebate of $3,905 would be proper, and in consequence of 
these errors I recommend a rebate of $9,453 on the Avhole 
tmct. 

The assertion of the petitioner that the valuation is 
higher than the property would sell for now, may or may 
not be true; I do not believe that it was true at the time 



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the assessment was made. I claim that the assessment on 
the above tract is fairly equalized with the property in 
the same locality. The W. y, of the N. W. V^ is assessed 
at an average valuation of f 1,848 per acre. If the rebate 
recommended is given, the W. \(, of the S. W. i^ will be 
valued at $1,460 per acre. The W. I4 of the N. W. \i of 
Sec. 23, immediately south of Mrs. DeKoven's tract, and 
south of Twelfth street, is assessed at $1,000 per acre. The 
boulevard fronts on the whole of Mrs. DeK.'s tract, and 
only runs through one-half of the 80 acres south and ad- 
joining. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lu. H. Druky, 
City Assessor, West Division. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the pe- 
tition of John C. Haines and others, asking the ('ouncil 
to purchase one to five thousand copies of Wright's Chi- 
cago, submitted a report adverse to the prayer of the peti- 
tion, for the reason that they believed the city had no 
right to make such purchase. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a reso- 
lution asking the Council to publish Dr. Andrews' article 
on the social evil, submitted a report adverse to the same. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the re- 
port of the Comptroller of the receipts and expenditures of 
the city of Chicago for the month of December, 1870, sub- 
mitted a i-eport recommending that it be placed on file. 

AW. Wilce moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the re- 
port of Dr. H. S. Hahn, City Physician, asking for a dona- 
tion for a library for the Lake Hospital, submitted a report 
recommending that the Stewai'd of said Hospital appeal 
to the citizens for contributions for such purposes, and 
the report be placed on file. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the petition 
of Fred Schmidt for abatement of personal tax, submitted 
a report adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. f?omers moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Schintz, of the Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
had been referred the communication of his Honor the 
3Iayor, covering the appointment of M. Fitzpatrick as 
Constable for the Twentieth Ward, submitted a report 
stating that the power to appoint a constable was taken 
from the Mayor by the new Constitution, and vested in 
the Board of Supervisors oi' County Commissioners, and 
therefore they recommend that the communication be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a 
preamble ami resolution in relation to legislation nece- 
essary for governmant of the various departments of the 
city government, submitted a report recommending that 
the resolution be referred to the Special Committee on 
Legislation. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been reff^rred the 
constable's bond of F. Zitt, submitted a report stating that 
the said Zitt was deceased, and recommending that the 
bond be placed on file. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the re- 
port of the Fish Inspector, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the 
resolution of Aid. Daggy in relation to amendments to 
the City Charter, submitted a report recommending that 
the resolution be referred to the Special Committee on Leg- 
islation. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report be recommitted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the 
resolution of Aid. McCauley directing the (Jity Collector 
to proceed with the collection of the delinquent personal 
property tax, submitted a report stating that the Collector 
was collecting such taxes as fast as circumstances would 
permit, and recommending that the resolution be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the draft of 
an ordinance abolishing the office of Fish Inspector and 
otlier offices therein mentioned, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the ordinance be placed on file. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 

Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred 
the annexed ordinance providing for the abolishment of 
Fish Inspector and other officers therein mentioned, beg 
leave to report that they have fully investigated the mat- 
ter, and have learned no facts which would convince them 
of the expediency or necessity of the passage of said ordi- 
nance and do, therefore, recommend that the same be 
placed on file. 

Theodore Schintz. 

P. Daggy, 

H. WiTBECK, 

J. A. Montgomery, 
J. L. Campbell, 
Jan. 22, 1871. Committee on Judiciary. 

Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom was referred an ordinance 
directing the refunding of money collected on warrant 
665, submitted a report recommending that the ordinance 
be passed. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the annexed ordinance, having had the same under con- 
sideration, beg leave to report in favor of its passage. 
Theo. Schintz. 
P. Da(;gy, 
J. A. Montgomery, 

H. WlTBECK, 

Committee on Judiciary. 
Jan. 16, 1871. 
The following is the ordinance : 

ORDINANCE 

.\ mending the ordinance directing 1h'^ refunding of 
money collectcil on warrant 66.5, for the improvenionl 
of the alley in block 5, Fractional Section \h Addition 
to Chiciigo. 

Ec it ordained by the Common Covncil oj (lie City 0/ 
Chiro{lo. 
Section 1. That the ordinance passed by the Common 

Council October 17, 1870, directing the refunding of 



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money collected on warrant <)65, for curbing, filling and 
paving the alley in block 5, Fractional Section 15, Addi- 
tion to Chicago, be, and is hereby amended so that the 
same shall read "Warrant 5G5," instead of "Warrant 

«(Jo." 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred tlie 
report of C. H. Reed, State's Attorney, of causes for dis- 
missals of suits, &c., submitted a report recommending 
that the report be placed on file. 

Aid. McCauley moved thas the report be laid over and 
pu))lislied. 

The motion jn'evailod. 

The following is the rejjort : 
To the Common Council of the city of Chicago. 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred 
the report of the Corporation Counsel, concerning an in- 
vestigation of causes of dismissal of suits by the State's 
Attorney, together with Mr. Charles H. Reed's report on 
the subject, having had the same under consideration, beg 
leave to report that the report of Mr. Charles H. Reed, 
State's Attorney, appears to be satisfactory. Your Com- 
mittee would therefore recommend that the report be 
placed on file. 

Theouore Schintz, 
P. Daggy, 

J. A. MONTGOMEUY, 
H. WiTBECK, 

Committee on Judiciary. 

Chicago, Jan. 16, 1871. 

The following is the report of the State's Attorney ; 
Hon. M. F. Tuley, Corporation Counsel, and Gen. I. N. 

Stiles, City Attorney. 

Gentlemen : Your favor requesting information con- 
cerning the dismissal of indictments, &s., and concerning 
recognizances in the Recorder's Court, was received some 
time since. Although the Common Council has not re- 
quested from me any information in relation to the sub- 
ject matter of your communication, and while I do not 
consider that such an inciuiry comes within their legiti- 
mate province, yet I am perfectly willing to give a reason 
for my official conduct at all times, and more especially 
to you who have ever treated me with kindness and 
respect, and inasmuch as the information I may give you 
may save you labor and annoyance. 

During the time indicated in your inquiry a Grand 
Jury was impannelled evei-y month except August, and 
at each session thereof from seventy-five to one hundred 
and twenty-five cases were brought before it for hearing. 
I attended the sessions and examined the witnesses, 
and drew the indictments. The indictments averaged in 
number from fifty to one hundred each month. When 
returned into open court by the Grand Jury, they were 
all disposed of by me in open court. 

I make the foregoing statement simply to show the 
amount of business which I had to do. It is utterly im- 
possible for me to give you in detail the reasons for every 
nolle prosequi which has been returned, for the reason 
that I do not now remember them. I know, however, 
that I have never had a nolle prosequi entered except 
wth the consent and concurrence of the Judge of the 
Courts, after fully informing him of all the facts and cir- 
cumstances suri'ounding it. In some cases the Judge 
advised such a course. I have never had a nolle entered 
(except from necessity) unless I believed it was right, and 
that public justice would be subserved by so doing. In 
many cases such a course is inevitable for the reason that 
the prosecuting witness cannot be found at the time of 
trial, and at the third term after arraigimient, I am 
obliged to dismiss the indictment. In other cases I have 
ordered a nolle entered for the reason that I did not 
think the accused ought to be prosecuted, and in all such 
caees the Judge has concurred with me. 

A State's Attorney should be a prosecutor and not a 
persecutor. 

I will now explain what is meant by stricken from the 
docket. Whenever an indictment is presented to the 
Court it is filed by the Clerk and entered upon the docket 
by him. 

In many cases indictments are found against persons 
who have not been arrested and had a preliminary exam- 
ination. Many cases are where a requisition is desired by 
the prosecuting witness, and the complaint is prepared so 
as to get an indictment as a foundation for a requisition 
from the Governor. 

In all these cases where the accused is not arrested by 
the second or tMrd term after the indictment is found, I 



order the indictment stricken from the term docket, so 
as to prevent a useless swelling of the docket, and so as to 
save costs. In other cases where tliere are several in- 
dictments against a person, and such person is convicted 
and sentenced on one or more of them for such a term as 
the Judge thinks best under all the circumstances, I 
order the rest stricken from the docket for the same rea- 
sons as given above in cases where the accused ha.s not 
been arrested. 

There are other cases where a person is convicted on 
several indictments, and the Judge sentences on one and 
suspends sentence on the rest. 

This is done for the same reasons as above. In other 
cases the accused is released by the Judge, on the promise 
of reform and future good behavior. Striking an indict- 
ment from the term docket does not dismiss the indict- 
ment. It merely leaves it off from the temi docket, and 
it can be brought forward and placed on the term docket 
for trial at any time, on motion. It is an indictment in 
full force just as much after it is stricken from the term 
docket as before. 

I have always had the consent and concurrence of the 
Judge when an indictment has been stricken from the 
docket. This course saves the city costs, and is a conve- 
nience to the Court and public. It has always^been prac- 
ticed here. 

I remember the specific reasons for the course pursued 
in the following cases (they being a part of those included 
in your inquiry), which are as follows, viz : 

Louis De Sapratz, Judge Van Buren decided could not 
be convicted on the evidence. 

Hugh Gai'rity, prosecuting witness, could not be found. 
He has since been convicted on another charge and 
sentenced to the Penitentiary for ten years, where he 
now is. 

B. Hutchings Badger — Judge Van Buren heard the 
evidence and decided he could not be convicted. 

Walter Williams was brought into court by his bail, 
and demanded a trial. I submitted all the evidence to 
the Judge, and he and I thought there was not sufficient 
evidence to justify a trial. There was another person in 
the same case who was clearly guilty, but he has not been 
arrested. 

W. T. G. Herbert et al. was on indictment for riot. 
Herbert was tried at same term on another charge and 
sentenced to the Penitentiary, and I had the indictment 
in this case stricken from the docket. 

Mollie Rounds was tried and convicted on another 
charge. 

Wm. Brush and Hugh Garrity were indicted for confi- 
dence game, and the witness (a non-resident) could not be 
found at the time of trial. 

Gari'ity is the one above stated as being in the Peniten- 
tiary. 

Wm. A. Smith, bail collected and paid into the City 
Treasury by me. 

Thomas Fitzgerald and John White, witnesses could 
not be found at time of trial. 

Edward Tucker dismissed by the advice of Judge 
McAllister. 

John Fox and Eugene McCarty, two boys, released on 
promise of future good behavior. 

Robert N. Freeman was convicted by a jury and a new 
trial granted, and indictment dismissed on advice of 
Judge McAllister. 

Paulina Bennet, an old woman, dismissed on the ground 
of humanity. 

Charles B. Davis, case settled by the parties with my 
consent. It was an indictment for a misdemeanor. 

Chai-les Rothschild dismissed because he was at the 
point of death ^vith consumption. 

Stephen Merritt, cause heard by the Judge and judg- 
ment for defendant. 

Charles ' Herzog, a little boy, dismissed on promise of 
good behavior. 

Thomas Grant, judgment against surety. 

Charles Versina, indictment for riot, dismissed because 
the name was wrong. He was reindicted for the same 
offense, tried, and acquitted. 

Louisa Seeman, an old woman, dismissed because of her 
age, and want of evidence to show that she knew the 
goods were stolen. She was indicted for receiving stolen 
goods. 

Louis H. Wing, bail collected and paid into the city 
treasury by me. 

Arthur Livingston, bail released, on recommendation of 
present Finance Committee. It was right. 

I do not recollect the specific reasons in the other cases , 



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if I did, I would gladly furnish them. What I did was 
done in open court, with the approval of the Judge. It 
would afford me pleasure to have inquiry made of either 
Judge McAllister or ex-Judge Van Buren concerning the 
matters under consideration. I feel confident of their 
approval. 

I have paid into the city treasury since the 1st of Jan- 
uary, 1868, five thousand six hundred and twenty-five dol- 
lars,'being all I have received since then, in the following 
cases, viz : 

Louis H. Wing $1,800 

Wm. A. Smith 1,350 

Albert A. Smith 2,250 

John A. Quincy 225 

Total $5,625 

Fines and forfeited bail are seldom paid to me ; they 
are paid to the Clerk of the Court. 

In the cases where judgments have been rendered on 
forfeited bail, executions have been issued and placed in 
the hands of the Sheriff, with instructions to collect them 
if possible. 

Undoubtedly, the most of the judgments are worthless. 
For this I am in no way responsible. 

The bail is taken by the justices of the peace, most of 
it at the preliminary examination. Said judgments are 
worthless because irresponsible persons were accepted as 
bail. Whenever ex-Judge Van Buren or Judge McAllis- 
ter have taken bail, they have always been careful to 
take on responsible persons. 

If I know of any property belonging to the persons 
against whom judgments have been rendered, I would 
gladly point it out, so that the Sheriff might levy on it. 
It is for my interest, besides being my duty to have 
all collected which can be, as I am allowed by law a per 
cent, thereon. I wish all could be collected. During 
this year several persons have been convicted for peijury 
in becoming bail, which I sincerely hope and believe will 
prevent irresponsible persons undertaking to become 
bail. 

Any further information which I can give will be 
cheerfully furnished on request. 

Tours truly, 

Charles H. Beed, 

State's Attorney. 

Chicago, Aug. 29, 1870. 

P. S. Indictments are also stricken from the term 
docket in cases where the accused is at large on bail, and 
defaults it when called for trial. 

Striking the indictment from the term docket in no 
way affects the obligation of the surety. 

Charles H. Beed, 
State's Attorney. 

Aug. 29, 1870. 

Chicago, Sept. 3, 1870. 
Hon. M. F. Tuley, Corporation Counsel, and Gen. I. N. 

Stiles, City Attorney. 

Gentlemen : In my communication to you in relation 
to the resolution of the Common Council, I stated that 
in the case of John A. Quincy, I paid into the city treas- 
ury $225. That is correct. I ought to have explained it 
more fully. The bail was nominally $500, but by the 
consent and direction of his Honor, ex -Judge Van Buren, 
it was to be cancelled upon payment of $250, which 
was done ; deduct from the $250 actually paid ten per 
cent., the amount to which I am entitled on collected 
bail, left $225. If you desire, you can inquire of Hon. 
L. L. Bond, who was connected with the case. I am en- 
titled to ten per cent, on all bail which is collected. 
Yours respectfully, 

Charles H. Beed, 

State's Attorney. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

Aid. McGrath of the Committee on Fire and Water, to 
whom was referred the annual report of the Boiler In- 
spector, submitted a report recommending that the report 
be placed on file. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred tlie 
communication of Aid. Buehler, asking the Comptroller 
to advertise for bids for the use of the old engine house 
on Erie street, submitted a report recommending the 
of an accompanying order. 

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Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby in- 
structed to rent the old engine house on West Erie street 
by the month, on the best terms he can make for said 
building. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Tracey, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., 
to whom was referred a report and ordinance for sidewalk 
on east side of Garibaldi street, from Swift place to 
Whitehouse place, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Tracey moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President— 37. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee to whom had been referred a report 
and ordinance for the vacation of Hoey street, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. George Powell moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled. 

Tour Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
to whom was referred an ordinance relative to the vaca- 
tion of Hoey street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report, that your committee, after care- 
ful consideration, recommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Wm. Tracey, 
P. Daggy, 
David Coey, 
John J. Knickerbocker, 
J. E. Otis, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division 
The following is the ordinance : 

ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the vacation of a part of Hoey street, in block 

24 in S. frac. of sec. 29, T. 38, 14, E. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That so much of Hoey street as lies north 
and east of the northeast line of Mary street, as produced 
across said Hoey street, in block 24 of the Canal Trustees' 
subdivision of the south fraction of section 29, town 39, 
north range 14 E., be, and the same is hereby, ordered va- 
cated. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Schaffner, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division, to whom was referred a report and ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on both sides of Goethe street, from 
North Clark to North Dearborn street, submitted a report 
recomending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the repoi-t was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Jj/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Battennau, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shiel, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President— 37. 

Noes — None. « 



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Also, 

Aid. Schaffner, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Townes court, from North avenue to the southern ter- 
minus of Townes Court, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

.'l7/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomerj^ Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggj', Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickev, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade," McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President — 37. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Schmidt, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Lincoln place from Sophia street to Webster avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Tyler moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickev, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Holden, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, 
Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse, Mr. President — 37. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Schmidt, of the Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the North Division, to whom was referred the communi- 
tion of the North Side Improvement Company, submitted 
a report thereon. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the report be 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The follo'sving is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North 
Division, to whom was referred a plat and report 
of the Committee of the Citizens' Association for 
Public Improvement in North Chicago and Lake 
View, regarding a narrow strip of land about forty 
(40) feet in width, lying upon the west side of North 
State street, and extending from Chicago avenue to 
a point a short distance north of Maple street, and consti- 
tuting blocks 4, 5, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 24, of Canal Trustees' 
subdivision of part of section 3, 39, 14, having had the 
game under ad\isement, beg leave to report in view that 
the same was laid out without regard to the section line, 
or to any of the streets or other subdivisions in that vi- 
cinity, and thereby constitutes an obstruction to most of 
the streets and alleys running east and west from Clark 
street to the lake, being a great detriment to the growth 
and progress of that part of the city. 

Your Committee, therefore, are of the opinion that, by 
adding this strip of land as above described to the width 
of State street, and thereby opening all the streets and 
alleys running east and west, that a large amount of the 
adjoining propertj' would be largely benefited and greatly 
enhanced in value, much more than enough to pay for all 
the property taken and the costs of such improvements. 

We are also of the opinion, in view of the probable in- 
crease in the value of real estate, that the present is the 
most opportune time for the widening of said street. We 
therefore recommend that the Board of Public Works be 
instructed to take immediate measures to have said street 
widened and opened to the public. 

K. G. Schmidt, 
John McCaffrey, 
L. Schaffner, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
M. A. Devine. 

Your Committee recommends the following : 

First. The widening of North Halsted street to one hun- 
dred feet width from North Branch Canal to FuUerton 
avenue, and the improvement of the same with macadam 
or gravel. 



Second. The opening at as early a date as possible, of 
Elm street, between North LaSalle street and Wells street, 
according to the provisions of the ordinance already passed 
for that purpose. 

Third. The construction of a good and substantial via- 
duct on North Clark street over the tracks of the Chicago 
and Northwestern railway at North Water street. 
K. G. Schmidt, 
John McCaffrey, 
L. Schaffner, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
M. A. Devine. 
Your Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
North and West Divisions would most respectfully recom- 
mend the following : 

First. The dredging and deepening of the North Branch 
of the Chicago river, from North avenue to FuUerton 
avenue, to admit the passage of vessels drawing twelve 
feet of water. 

Second. The extending of the city limits north far 
enough to cover the proposed canal from the North 
Branch, near Bowman ville, to Lake Michigan, to intro- 
duce pure water into said North Branch. 

Third. The extending and opening of Oak street, in the 
North Division, to connect with Augusta street, in the 
West Division. 

Fourth. The extending and opening of Bloomingdale 
road or street in the West Division east to the Chicago 
river, and the opening and extending of Menominee 
street, in the North Division, west to the Chicago river, 
and that Menominee street be made of a uniform width of 
66 feet throughout its whole length. 

Fifth. The extending and opening of Webster avenue, 
in the AVest Division, from the Chicago river to Elston 
avenue. 

Sixth. The extending and opening of Noble street, in 
the West Division, north to the Chicago river, from North 
avenue, and the extending and opening of Southport av- 
enue, in the North Division, from Clybourn place south to 
the Chicago river. 

Seventh. The extending and opening of Center street, 
in the North Division, from the Racine road west to the 
Chicago river, and the extending and opening of the 
Armitage road, in the West Division, from Elston avenue 
east to the Chicago river. 

K. G. Schmidt, 
John McCaffrey. 
L. Schaffner, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
M. A. Devine, 
John Buehler, 
Michael B. Bailey. 
Patrick J. Hickey, 

STREETS AM) ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Bailej', of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred a report and ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on both sides of Laflin street, from 
Coolidge street to West Sixteenth street, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows: 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey. George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
3IcGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President— 37. 

Noes — None. 

Also. 

Aid. Bailey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Brown street, from Maxwell street to West Sixteenth 
street, submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Bailey moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Aye.^ — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailev, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President— 37. 

Noes — None. 



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Also, 

Aid. Hickey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of fisk 
street, from Evans street to West Twenty-second street, 
submitted a report reconamending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Hickey moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomeiy, Coey, 
IVIcAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz,Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President 
—37. 

Mes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Buehler, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of Kidge- 
ville road, from Milwaukee avenue to West North avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President— 37. 

Noes — None. 

WHAKVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Aid. McGrath, of the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Grounds, to whom had been referred the communica- 
tion of H. M. Smith and others, asking for a lease of the 
property known as the reservoir lot, submitted a report 
thereon. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Honorable the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred the communication of Henry M. 
Smith, C. K. Field, and B. W. Philips, offering to lease 
from the city the northwest quarter of block 116, in the 
School Section Addition to Chicago, for a term of years, 
and the report of the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds of this Council for the year last past, in relation 
to said communication, beg leave to report : 

That having carefully considered the subject matter of 
said communication and report, your Committee is of the 
opinion that the proposition contained in said communi- 
cation should not be accepted by the city, and that the 
recommendation in said former report contained should 
not be adopted by this Council. 

Your Committee is of the opinion that if said above 
described property is not needed for public use, and if it 
is necessary or advisable to purchase other property for 
reservoir purposes (which your Committee believe to be 
the facts), that then the above described property should 
be sold when and as soon as a fair and reasonable price 
can be obtained therefor, and that the proceeds of said 
sale (so far as the same may be necessary), should be used 
to pay the purchase price of such other property as the 
city may purchase for the purpose aforesaid. 

Your Committee would state the following as among 
the reasons which have induced the above conclusion : 

First, It is neither advisable nor politic for the city to 
become a speculator in real estate. 

Second, The city is largely in debt, and it is unwise to 
incur other debts while the city has the means to pay for 
what it may need. 

Third, Taxes are already very high and burdensome, 
and they should not be increased, except it cases of abso- 
lute necessity. 



I Fourth, If the city should hold the above described 
I property and purchase other property to be used for the 
I purpose for which this was intended, either the indebted- 
! ness or the taxes of the city must be increased. 
! Fifth, If this property should be sold it would be liable 
I to taxation, and it would thus contribute a considerable 
I amount annually toward the expenses of the city. 
j Sixth, From the nature and extent of the improvements 
I in the vicinity of said property, your Committee is satis- 
! fied that the same can be sold for its full value within 
sixty or ninety days from this time. 

Your Committee would therefore recommend the adop- 
tion, by this Council, of the following resolutions. 
G. S. Whitakee, 
Jas. J. McGeath, 

L. SCHAFFNEE, 

W. B. Bateham, 
H. Witbeck, 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

The following are the resolutions : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
directed to advertise for bids for any or all of the lota 
owned by the city, lying in the northwest quarter of 
block 116, in the School Section Addition to Chicago , 
that said Comptroller request that bids be made for any 
or all of said lots, and that such bids be made in two 
ways : 1st, what the bidder will pay in cash for the whole 
or any one or more of said lots ; 2d, what the bidder will 
pay for any or all of said lots on the terms of one-fourth 
cash and the balance in one, two and three years with six 
per cent, interest. 

That notices for such bids be published in one or more 
of the daily newspapers published in the city of Chicago, 
for such reasonable time (not less than ten days) as to the 
Comptroller may seem proper : and that all bids be re- 
quested to be sealed. 

Resolved, That said Comptroller, in his notice or request 
for such bids be, and he is hereby, required to state that 
any and all bids, in the discretion of the Common Council, 
may be rejected. 

Resolved, That when the said bids shall have been re- 
ceived, they shall be reported by the Comptroller to this 
Council, and when the same shall be accepted by this 
Council and the Comptroller shall be by this Council or- 
dered to accept such bids and sell said property, then and 
not until then shall said Comptroller be authorized to ac- 
cept said bids so as to bind the city in the premises. 

Resolved, That the request by the Comptroller for bids as 
aforesaid, shall not operate to bind the city to accept such 
bids, or any or either of them, until this Council shall 
direct the acceptance of such bids ; and that these resolu- 
tions be published by the Comptroller with the request 
aforesaid, as his authority to ask for such bids. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred an order 
in relation to the exchange of the Ira Judd tract, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the order be passed. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred an order in relation to the exchange of 
the Ira Judd tract for the Milliman tract, by Alderman 
McGrath, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that your Committee would recommend 
that the said order be passed. 

G. S. Whitakee, 
James J. McGeath, 

L. SCHAFFNEK, 

W. B. Bateham, 
H. Witbeck, 
Committee on "Wharves and Public Grounds. 
The following is the order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and is hereby, ordered 
to inform this Council, at our next meeting, whether the 
recent trade made by the city, giving the Ira Judd tract 
for the Milliman tract, has been completed ; and if so, 
whether the $60,000 have been paid into the citj" treasury 
or not; and, if said exchange has not been made, why it 
has not been made. 



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By unanimous consent, Aid. Clarke presented a resolu- 
tion in relation to paying the members of the Common 
Council a salary of S2,000 each per annum. 

Aid. Schintz moved as an amendment to substitute the 
sum of $1,000. . . . .u 

Aid. McAvoy moved as an amendment to the amend- 
ment of Aid. Schintz, to substitute the sum of $1,500. 

The question being on the amendment to the amend- 
ment. Aid. McCotter demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote: 

iVoes— Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman Hickey, 
Bailey George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President— 34. 

Ayes — Walsh — 1. 

Question being on motion of Aid. Schintz to substitute 
§1,000, Aid. Schaffner demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote: 

ylv/es— Batterman, Hickey, Wilce, Walsh, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Devine— 7. 

jVofts— Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bailey, George Pow- 
ell Bateham, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck,Gardner, Sheil, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCaulev, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President— 28. 

The question recurring on the original motion of Aid. 
Clarke to adopt the resolution, Aid. Carney demanded the 
ayes and noes, and the resolution was not adopted, by the 
following vote : 

^^es— Walsh, Clarke— 2. 
. ifees— Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
Bailey George Powell, Bateham, Wilce,Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President— 33. 



Aid. McAvoy, of the Committee on Police, to whom was 
referred the petition of citizens of the North Division, 
a.sking for an extension of the pound limits in said Divi- 
sion, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Carney moved that the report be laid over one 
week and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred the 
petition of citizens of the North Division, asking for an 
extension of pound limits, in said Division, having had the 
«ame under advisement, beg leave to report the following 
amendment to section 2, chapter 35 of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1866, entitled " Pounds," striking out of said 
section 2 the words " East of Halsted street," that the 
same may include the whole of the North Division. 
J. H. McAvoY, 
H. 0. Glade, 
James McCauley, 
G. S. Whitaker, 
G. Powell, 
Committee on Police. 
The following is the ordinance : ^ . ■, r^ 

An Ordinance amending Chapter 35, of the Bevised Or- 
dinances of 1866, entitled " Pounds." 
Be it ordained bij the Common Council of the City of Ch%cago : 
That section 2, of chapter 35, of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1866, entitled " Pounds," be, and the same is hereby, 
amended to read as follows : _ 

Section 2. No cows, horses, swine, sheep, goats or cat- 
tle of any kind shall be permitted to run at large withm 
that part or portion of the city of Chicago bounded as fol- 
lows to wit: All that part or portion of the North Di- 
vision of the city of Chicago lying north of the Chicago 
river and south of Fullerton avenue. 
Also. 
Aid McAvoy of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of citizens for the removal of the offal plat- 
form on the corner of Stewart avenue and Twenty-sixth 
street, submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the accompanying resolution. 



Aid. Gill moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following la the report: 

REPOKT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred the 
petition of citizens regarding the nuisance caused by the 
offal platform at the corner of Twenty-sixth street and 
Stewart avenue, having had the same under advisemeut, 
beg leave to report that they believe the public health re- 
quires immediate action in the matter, and would there- 
fore recommend the passage of the follovring resolution 
authorizing the Board of Health to declare the same a 
nuisance and order its removal to some point at or near 
the Stock Yards, and south of the city limits. 
J. H. McAvoY, 
H. 0. Glade, 
James McCatjley, 
G. S. Whitaker, 
G. Powell, 

Committee on Police. 
Resolved, That the Board of Health be and they are 
hereby authorized and instructed to take such steps as 
may be necessary to cause the abating of the nuisance 
arising from the offal platform, now located at the corner 
of Twenty-sixth street and Stewart avenue, and to have 
said platform at once removed to some point south of Egan 
avenue, and at or near the Union Stock Yards. 

Also, 

Aid. McAvoy, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the resolution of Aid. Walsh regarding the propriety of 
imprisoning offenders in the City Bridewell for a term of 
two years, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the resolution. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be concurred in, 
and the resolution adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Judiciary and the Cor- 
poration Counsel be and they are hereby instructed to in- 
vestigate as to the propriety of empowering the police 
justices to imprison offenders, for a term of two years in 
the City Bridewell, and to report to this Council such or- 
dinance or recommendation as they may deem desirable in 
the premises. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Tyler, of the Committee on Licenses, to whom waa 
referred the petition of Isaac Zumpsky for a free peddler's 
license, submitted a report recommending that a free li- 
cense be granted for six months. 

Aid. Carney moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the petition 
of Patrick Keenan for a free peddler's license, submitted a 
report recommending that a free license be granted for six 
months. 

The report was concurred in. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the petition 
of Nathan Soul for a free peddler's license, submitted a re- 
port recommending that a free license be granted for one 
year. , 

The report was concurred m. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the petition 
of Wm. Blayney for a free peddler's license, submitted a 
report recommending that a free peddler's license be 
granted for one year. 

The report was concurred in. 

ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Tracey moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
Council adjourned by the following vote : 



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Ayes— Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Thompson, Tracey, 
Schintz, Batterman, Hickey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Carney, Devine, Busse— 21. 

iVoes— Knickerbocker,. McAvoy, Daggy, Bailey, Wilce, 



Walsh, McGrath, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffher, McCaffrey, 
McCauley,Clarke, Mr. President— 14, 
So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, FEBRUARY 6th, 1871. 



Present — Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, ; 
Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, | 
Daggy Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. i 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, j 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, and 
Mr. President. 

^bsewt— Aid. Gill. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Walsh moved to amend the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Jan. 30, 1871, by inserting after the words 
" By unanimous consent, Aid. Clarke presented " the words 
"the following resolution: Resolved, That the Corpomtion 
Counsel be, and he is hereby, instnicted to draw a bill pro- 
viding for a salaiy of $2,000 per year, to be paid to each 
Alderman for his services, and cause such bill to be pre- i 
sented to the Legislature of this State, to be passed as an 
amendment to the City Charter of the city of Chicago, 
and by striking out of the same paragraph all after the 
words " a resolution." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Daggy moved the minutes as amended be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Presiding Officer announced that the first order of 
business would be the special order in relation to the pur- 
chase of a lot for a site for the proposed new water works 

Aid. Daggy moved that the special order be postponed 
until 8.30 o'clock. ^ , , ^ ^ 

Aid. McCotter moved to lay the motion of Aid. Daggy 
on the table, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion to table was lost by the following vote : 

^„es— Otis, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, 
Wilce,Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner— 11. 

JVbes— Somers, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bateham, Walsh, Sheil, 
McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse— 23. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Daggy 
to postpone, Aid. McCotter demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bateham, Walsh, 
Glade Sheil, McGrath, Tyler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse— 25. 

JVbes- Hickey, W, S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, 
Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Schmidt 
—10. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of Swedish Lutheran Society for abatement of 
taxes on church property, was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Communication from J. S. Wright relative to the pub- 
lication of his history of Chicago was, on motion of Aid. 
Daggy, 

Referred to Committee on County Relations. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer in Archer avenue, from 
the river to Beers street, was 
Referred to Board of Public Works. 



Remonstrance of John Wentworth against the construc- 
tion of the open approach to the La Salle street tunnel, 
until damages have been adjusted, &c,, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer in Church place was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Knickerbocker presented a communication cover- 
ing an ordinance concerning the improvement of streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
three divisions. 

Petition of citizens for the appointment of Daniel Con- 
nelly as superintendent of the tailoring department of the 
new Bridewell, was 

Referred to Committee on Bridewell. 

Petition of Pat McNulty for a free peddler's license, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Tyler, 
Granted. 

Petition of Christ Neidecker for a free peddler's license 
was, on motion of Aid. Schmitz, 
Granted. 

Remonstrance of property owners against the proposed 
change of the building lines on Fourteenth street, be- 
tween Clark and State streets, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision. 

Aid. Batterman presented the petition of Zeigler & 
Brudjain for abatement of personal property tax, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McAvoy presented a communication covering a 
resolution asking for a transfer of money for the enlarge- 
ment of the Cottage Grove and West Twelfth Street Po- 
lice Stations, which was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution in relation to the 
election of an Inspector of Gas Meters, which was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Petition of F. C. Zuttermeister and others for the im- 
provement of Jefferson street, at its intersection with Ca- 
nalport avenue, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented a preamble and resolution in rela- 
tion to the opening of Thirtieth street, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the preamble and resolution as 
adopted: 

Whereas, On the 25th day of February, 1869, an ordi- 
nance was passed in the Common Council then in session, 
providing that Thirtieth street should be opened from Kan- 
kakee (now South Park) avenue to Prairie avenue, a dis- 
tance of two blocks ; and, whereas, also, said Thirtieth 
street has never been opened, but remains and continues 
in the same condition it was at the time of the passage of 
said ordinance ; and, whereas, also, it is believed thatt he 
opening and extension of said Thirtieth street in accoi-d- 



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ance with the provisions of said ordinance would be a 
great public benefit ; therefore, 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be directed 
to take the necessary steps to carry out the provisions of 
said ordinance at the earliest practicable period. 

Aid. Daggy presented a preamble and resolution relative 
to public street lamps, which, on motion of Aid. G. Powell, 
was 

Referred to the Committe on Gas Lights. 

Aid. W. S. Powell presented the following order, viz, : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, ordered to prepare an ordinance for opening 
an alley in the block bounded by Halsted street, Mitchell 
street. Union street, and Barber street. 

Aid. W, S. Powell moved that the order be passed. 

Carried. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a communication asking 
that the Board of Public Works be instructed to cause the 
ice and snow to be removed from the crosswalks in the 
city. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Board of Public Works be 
so instructed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Buehler presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for paving Fourth 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Wilce presented a resolution in relation to the fence 
around that portion of the Milliman tract lately purchased 
by the city, which was 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. Batterman presented a resolution in relation to the 
Richard Fire Escape and Hose Elevator, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water and the 
Board of Fire Commissioners. 



REPORT OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Sealer presented his report of business done 
during the year 1870, which was ordered to be published 
and 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, Feb. 5, 1871. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Gents : In accordance with a communication of Aid. 
McCauley, calling for a report from the City Sealer for the 
year 1870, I hereby submit the following report : I have 
visited 3,652 places of business, for which I received 
$4,307.82 ; expense for performing the same, $1,921.70 ; 
balance for use of horse, wagon and myself, $2,386.12. 
Respectfully submitted, 

P. Raffeety, City Sealer, 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
dance for a sidewalk on south side of Thirty-first street, 
from Clark street to Wentworth avenue, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision. 

Also, 

For sidewalk on north side of Evans street, from May 
street to Center avenue, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 



GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. G. Powell, of Committee on Gas Lights, to whom 
was referred a report and ordinance for five lamp-posts on 
Forest avenue, from Taylor street to Twelfth street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Montgomery moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, ae follows : 



I ^j/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Mont- 
I gomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bai- 
ley, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, Mo- 
Cotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, McGrath, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaifrey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr President— 38. 
Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for seven additional lamp-posts on Washington 
avenue (Carroll street), from Sheldon street to St. John's 
place, submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Bailey moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred 
in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes as follows; 

Ayes— ^omevB, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis,«Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thomi»on, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCafi'rey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 38. 

Noes — Noes. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for three lamp-posts on Calumet avenue, from 
Twentieth street to Twenty-first street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance, 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, McGrath,Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse, Mr. President— 38. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for three lamp-posts on Rhodes avenue, from 
Crittenden avenue to Moonaway place, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows: 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCafi'rey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 38. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for five lamp-posts on West Twenty-second 
street, from Halsted street to Union street, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Hiclcey moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ages — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President— 38. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for one lamp-post on Bickerdike street, about 
125 feet south of Chicago avenue, submitted a report re- 
commending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report and pasi 
the ordinance. 



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The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somera, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Campbell, Gardner, Sheil, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schafifner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 38. 

Noes — None. 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Aid. Busse, of the Committee on Harbor and Bridges, 
to whom had been referred a communication in reference 
to cleansing the North Branch of the Chicago river, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, There is good reason to believe, from the ap- 
pearance of the weather at present, that in a short time 
there will be a rapid current or freshet in the North Branch 
of the Chicago river, and if a small amount of money 
should be expended in running a drag or some such im- 
plement up and down the river while this current exists, 
so as to stir up the sediments and distillery slops which 
settle on the bottom, and always remain there notwith- 
standing the current, this branch of the river will un- 
doubtedly remain comparatively pure during the approach- 
ing summer, if this should be done ; therefore. 

Ordered, That the Board of Health, together with the 
Board of Public Works, be, and they are ordered, to pro- 
ceed to cleanse the North Branch of the Chicago river in 
the manner indicated in the foregoing preamble, and that 
the Mayor and Comptroller be, and they are ordered, to pay ! 
the expense of the work from the Contingent fund, pro- | 
vided the same shall not cost over one thousand dollars. i 

I 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS. | 

Report of Committee on Finance on the communication 



of Martin A. O'Brennan, LL. D., laid over and published 
January 30, 1871. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Finance on the petition of S. 
Rowe for remission of personal property tax, laid over and 
published Jan. 30, 1871, was, on motion of Aid. Knicker- 
bocker, 

Referred to the Corporation Counsel for his opinion as 
to the power of the Council in the premises. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The hour of 8.30 p. m. having arrived, the Council took 
up the special order. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the ordinance approving of the 
purchase of lot 1, blocks 5 and 6, C. T. subdivision, south 
fractional section 29, 39, 14, be passed over the objections 
of the Mayor. 

After debate. 

Aid. Schintz called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Walsh, 
the Chair directed the ayes and noes to be called, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote, there not being a 
charter majority : 

Ayes — Somers, Dixon, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whita- 
ker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bateham, Walsh, Sheil, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse — 23. 

jN'oes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Wilce, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Schmidt, Mr. Pres- 
ident— 16. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

ADJOURNMENT, 
The motion prevailed, and the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, FEBRUARY 13th, 1871. 



Present — Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clark, Devine, Busse and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Dixon, Coey, Whitaker, W. S. Powell, 
Witbeck, Campbell. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Feb. 6, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Remonstrance of property owners against the widening 
of North State street, between Chicago avenue and Elm 
street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 



Remonstrance of J. S. Rumsey against the construction 
of the open approach to the La Salle street tunnel until 
damages which will be caused thereby shall have been 
adjusted, was 



Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance of L. Brentano against the construction 
of the open approach to the tunnel on La Salle street until 
damages have been awarded and paid, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for extension of Bonfield street, 
south of Lyman street, was 
Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 



Remonstrance of W. M. True against allowing cattle to 
run at large in the North Division, was 
Referred to Committee on Police. 



Remonstrance of citizens against opening of North 
Franklin street was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision. 

Petition of citizens for the erection of a fire alaim box 
on corner of North Branch and Cherry streets, was 
Referred to Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. 

Petition of B. W. Raymond for remission of taxes, WM 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 



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Petitition of M. Reich for the vacation of Thorn street 
and opening of Mohawk street in block 28, C. T. Sub. N, 
y^ and N. 14, of S. E. i^ and E. V^ of S. W. Y^ of Sec. 33. 
40, 14, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance of property owners against opening Noble 
street from North avenue to Clyboum place, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Petition of John Thompson for remission of a fine 
and costs imposed at the Huron street Police Court, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Francis M. Barrett for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Granteu 

Remonstrance of Michael Duggan and others against 
the valuation and assessment of their property, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Max Herzog for a free peddler's license was, 
on motion of Aid. Montgomery, 
Granted. 

Aid. Schintz presented the foUovring : 

" Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to report an ordinance for lamp- 
posts on Vedder street and Reese street," and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tracey presented the draft of an ordinance amend- 
ing Sec. 11, Chap. 36, of Revised Ordinances, entitled, 
" Railroads," which was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

REPORT OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented his report of the re- 
ceipts and expenditures of the City of Chicago for the 
month of January, 1871, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Board of Education presented a report asking for 
the erection of school buildings on Calumet avenue, West 
Polk street, and Thirty-third street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance for the vacation of Thorn street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of Dudley 
street, through E. M B. 3, Cochran's Sub. of W. ]4 S. E. 
1^ Sec. 6, 39, 14, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Finance on petition of Marga- 
ret L. DeKoven for abatement of city taxes, laid over and 
published Jan. 30, 1871, and recommending an abatement 
of $9,453. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Finance on communication of 
S. E. Loring in relation to Ira Judd tract, laid over and 
published Jan. 30, 1871. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on the draft of an or- 
dinance abolishing certain city offices, laid over and pub- 
lished February 13, 1871. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be recommitted 
with instructions that the Committee report in writing 
their reasons why the offices should not be abolished. 

Aid. McAvoy moved as an amendment that the matter 



be referred to the Committee on Markets with instructions 
to investigate the manner in which business is done by 
the present Fish Inspector. 

After debate. 

Aid. McGrath called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. McAvoy, 
the ayes and noes were called, and the amendment lost by 
the following vote : 

Ayes— McAvoy, Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, Bateham, 
Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Tyler, McCaf- 
frey, McCauley, Clarke — 15. 

^oes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Thomp- 
son, Daggy, Schmitz, Bailey, George Powell, Walsh, Mc- 
Grath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, De- 
vine — 17. 

The question recurring on the motiou of Aid. McCauley, 
the ayes and noes were called, and the motion lost by the 
following vote : 

^z/cs— McAvoy, Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, Wilce, 
Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Tyler, McCauley— 10. 

iVbe«— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Thompson, Daggy, 
Schmitz, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, Glade, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Schintz, Schmidt, Schaffner, Carney, 
McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine— 21. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Gill moved as an amendment that the report be 
referred to a special committee of five with instructions 
to investigate the matters contained therein. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the Council do now adjourn, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

.42/es-Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, Schmitz, 
Bailey, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, Carney, McCaf- 
frey, Devine, Busse — 14. 

iVoes— Knickerbocker, Otis, Daggy, Tracey, Batterman, 
Hickey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, 
I McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Schmidt, chaffner, McCau- 
ley, Clarke, Mr. President— 20. 

After debate. 

Aid. Schintz called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. Gill to 
refer to a select committee of five, &c.. Aid. Schintz de- 
manded the ayes and noes, and the amendment prevailed 
by the following vote : 

^2/e«— Knickerbocker, Otis, McAvoy, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shiel, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse— 29. 

^oe»— Somers, Montgomery, Thompson — 3. 

The Chair appointed as such committee: Aid. Gill, 
Thompson, Busse, Knickerbocker, and Hickey. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Hickey demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion was lost by the following vote : 

^yes— Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Schmitz, Hickey, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt— 10. 

JVbe«— Knickerbocker, Otis, Daggy, Tracey, Batterman, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 24. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on the report of the 
Corporation Counsel and State's Attorney of cases dis- 
missed in Recorder's Court, &c., laid over and published 
Jan. 30. 1871. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on ordinance amend- 
ing ordinance for refunding money collected on warrant 
665, laid over and published Jan. 30, 1871. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Mc- 
Avoy Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Mr. President — 32. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 



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OEDINANCE 

Amending the ordinance directing the funding of 
money collected on warrant 665, for the improvement 
of the alley in block 5, Fractional Section 15 Addition 
to Chicago. 
Be it ordained hy the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed by the Common 
Council October 17, 1870, directing the refunding of 
money collected on warrant 665, for curbing, filling and 
paving the alley in block 5, Fractional Section 15, Addi- 
tion to Chicago, be, and is hereby amended so that the 
same shall read "Warrant 565," instead of "Warrant 
665." 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North 
and West Divisions, on communication of the North Side 
Improvement Company, laid over and published Jan. 30, 
1871, was, on motion of Aid. McGrath, 

Postponed for one week. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance for the vacation of Hoey street, in 
block 24, S. fractional section 29, 39, 14, laid over and pub- 
lished Jan. 30, 1871. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report and 
waive the engrossment of the ordinance, and demanded 
the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Mc- 
Avoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, 
McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 32. 

Noes — Walsh, Carney — 2. 

Aid. Tracey moved to pass the ordinance, and demanded 
the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Mc- 
Avoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clarke Devine, Busse, Mr. President~34. 

Noes — None. 

The foUovping is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE. 

Authorizing the vacation of a part of Hoey street, in block 

24, in S. frac. of Sec. 29, T. 39, 14 E. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Section 1. That so much of Hoey street as lies north 
and east of the northeast line of Mary street, as produced 
across said Hoey street, in block 24 of the Canal Trustees' 
subdivision of the south fraction of section 29, town 39 
north, range 14 E., be, and the same is hereby, ordered va- 
cated. 

Report of Committee on Police on removal of the plat- 
form, corner Twenty-sixth street and Stewart avenue, laid 
over and published Jan. 30, 1871. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Besolved, That the Board of Health be, and they are 
hereby authorized and instructed to take such steps as 
may be necessary to cause the abating of the nuisance 
arising from the offal platform now located at the corner 
of Twenty-sixth street and Stewart avenue, and to have 
such platform at once removed to some point south of 
Egan avenue, and at or near the Union Stock Yards. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds 
on petition of Henry M. Smith for lease of reservoir lot, 
laid over and published Jan. 30, 1871. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be referred to the 
Board of Public Works with instructions to report their 
opinion in the matter, and if they deem it advisable to 
sell said property to submit a new subdivision of the 
same, and 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Police on extending the pound 
limits in the North Division, laid over and published Jan. 
30, 1871. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report, and waive 
the engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by the following vote (there not 
being the requisite vote in favor) : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bat- 
terman, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President— 29. 

JVoes— Bailey, Carney, McCaffrey— 3. 

Aid. Bailey moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President 
—30. 

A'bes— Carney, McCaffrey — 2. 

Aid. McCauley moved thatthe ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
An ordinance amending Chapter 35 of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1866, entitled " Pounds." 
Be it ordained hy the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 

That section 2 of Chapter 35 of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1866, entitled " Pounds," be and the same is hereby 
amended to read as follows : 

Sec. 2. No cows, horses, swine, sheep, goats, or cattle 
of any kind shall be permitted to run at large vrithin that 
part or portion of the city of Chicago bounded as follows 
to wit: 

All that part or portion of the North Division of the 
city of Chicago lying north of the Chicago river and 
south of Fullerton avenue. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk 



REGULAR MEETING, FEBRUARY 20th, 1871. 



-Aldermen Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Mont- 
gomery, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Car- 
ney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President. 

Absent — Aldermen Dixon, McAvoy, Whitaker, W. S. 
Powell and Wilce. 



MINUTES. 
Aid. Tyler moved that the minutes of the regular meet- 
ing held Feb. 13, 1870, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition for water service-pipes in Hoy ne street, between 
Tyler and Lexington streets, was 
Referred to Board of Public Works. 



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Petition of Archibald Bell for compensation for damages 
caused by breaking his leg on a defective sidewalk, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Remonstrance of Joseph Berg against the construction 
of the open approach to the LaSalle street tunnel until he 
has been awarded damages waa 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Communication from Sam. Shackford respecting the 
erection of a new school building on the Kinzie School 
lot was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer in DeKoven street, from 
Canal street to Halsted street, was, on motion of Aid. 
Bateham, 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer in Morgan street, from . 
Harrison to Blue Island avenue, was 
Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Petition of D. A. Gage and others, praying that a por- 
tion of the Lake Park be leased to the Chicago Base Ball 
Club, was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering a pre- 
amble and resolution in relation to High Schools, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the preamble and resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, It appears that the present High School 
building, located in the West Division of the city, does not 
accommodate all the pupils qualified, and desiring to at- 
tend the same ; and 

Whereas, The location of said High School is so far dis- 
tant from the northern and southern limits of the city as 
to make it very inconvenient for many pupils to attend ; 
therefore. 

Resolved, That the Committee on Schools be directed to 
inquire into the expediency of instructing the Board of 
Education to make and submit to this Council estimates of 
the cost for a site and High School building in some cen- 
tral portion of the South Division, and for a similar site 
and building in the central portion of the North Division, 
or, to provide some other means to relieve the crowded 
condition of the present High School, and thereby better 
accommodate the pupils from the North and South Di- 
visions of the city. 

Aid. Buehler presented a resolution directing the City 
Comptroller not to give deeds for lots sold for the special 
assessment for opening Milwaukee avenue, which was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a resolution in relation to 
weighing hay, which was 
Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Petition for opening Gage street through to Main street, 
was, on motion of Aid. Tracey, 
Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Tyler presented a resolution in relation to opening 
an alley in B. 19, Sec. 33, 40, 14, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Aid. Tracey presented a resolution requesting the Board 
of Public Works to report an ordinance regulating the 
width of wagon tires to be used on paved streets, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, In consequence of the level condition of our 
paved streets, and the excessive loads conveyed over said 
streets, without any reference to the width of the wheels 
used in proportion to the load conveyed ; therefore 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be instructed 
to report to this Council such change in the width of tire 
on truck wheels, if any is considered by them necessary, 
in order to protect more fully the paved streets from the 
excessive loads, as is now the practice in freighting over 
the streets in our city. 



Aid. Buehler presented a resolution in relation to clean- 
ing improved streets, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby, requested to report to this Council whether 
the contractors for street cleaning receive any pay during 
winter season, and, if so, why they are not compelled to 
clean the streets. 

Aid. Walsh presented a resolution directing the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary to report as to the power of deputy 
Police Court Clerks to administer oaths, &c., and moved 
its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Judiciary be and they 
are hereby instructed to investigate and report to this 
Council as to the power of the deputy Police Court Clerks 
to administer oaths, and if said power does not exist, to 
report their opinion as to the wisdom, the justice and pro- 
priety of allowing well and peaceably disposed and quiet, 
and law-abiding citizens to be arrested without cause, and 
convicted of this or that upon testimony false, and for 
which the witness cannot be held legally responsible ; and 
also to report such recommendations as to them may seem 
proper and requisite. 

Aid. McCaffrey presented a resolution in relation to the 
erection of lamp-posts on Bremer street, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be and hereby 
is requested to prepare an ordinance, at their earliest con- 
venience, for putting gas-lamps on Bremer street, between 
Oak and Hobble streets. 

Aid. Schintz presented a resolution directing the Com- 
mittee on Local Assessments to report on the ordinance 
annulling the assessment for macadamizing Belden ave- 
nue, which was. 

Referred to Committee on Local Assessments, 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution in relation to laying 
water pipe on Crosby street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to lay water pipe on Crosby streel, 
from Larrabee street to Division street. 

Aid. Otis presented a preamble and resolution in relation 
to the canal and river improvement. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the resolution be referred to 
the Committee on Wharfing Privileges, and demanded 
the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Aijes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Thompson, 
Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Tyler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Mr. President — 27. 

Noes — Montgomery, Batterman, Walsh, Witbeck, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt — 6. 

Aid. Sheil presented a resolution for a sewer in Paulina 
street, from Lake to Fourth streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Somers presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works to report as to the fitness of the artesian 
well water at the new City Bridewell for general use, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a resolution in relation to 
furnishing Aldermen with copies of the City Charter, 
which w^as 

Referred to Committee on Printing. 

Aid. McCauley presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for three 
lamp posts on Hinsdale street, from LaSalle street to 
Wells street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 



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Besolved, That the Hoard of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, instructed to prepare the proper ordinance 
for erecting three lamp posts on Hinsdale street, between 
North LaSalle street and Wells street, and to present the 
same to this Council for confirmation. 

Aid. Devine presented a resolution asking the Board of 
Public Works to erect a public hydrant in the North Mar- 
ket building, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Gardner presented a resolution in relation to cleans- 
ing the South Branch of the Chicago river. 

Aid. Walsh moved the consideration of the resolution be 
postponed for one week. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz presented a resolution directing the Com- 
mittee on Local Assessments to report on all matters in 
their hands, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Committee on Local Assessments be, 
and they are hereby, required to report at the next regular 
meeting of this Council on all references in their hands 
over one meeting last passed, and particularly the ordi- 
nance repealing the ordinance heretofore passed for the 
improvement of Belden avenue. 

Aid. Daggy presented a resolution in relation to a side- 
walk on Ellis street, from Vincennes road to Cottage Grove 
avenue, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, instructed to prepare and report an ordinance 
for a plank sidewalk of the usual width on both sides of 
Ellis street, from Vincennes road to Cottage Grove avenue. 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution in relation to paving 
Illinois street, from Wells street to Kingsbury street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented a resolution of instruction to the 
Board of Health, in relation to the delivery of dead ani- 
mals, &c., and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Board of Health be, and they are 
hereby, directed to instruct the city scavenger that, from 
and after the first day of March, 1871, he shall deliver at 
the offal platform, located at or near the Union Stock 
Yards, all dead animals and other material of the kind 
and character now delivered by him at the platform on 
the corner of Twenty-sixth street and Stewart avenue. 

Aid. Schmidt presented a resolution for a sidewalk on 
Linden street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to report an ordinance for a side- 
walk on the north side of Linden street, from North Wells 
street to Sedgwick street. 

Petition of W. O'Connor for compensation for injury to 
his horse, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition for a sidewalk on west side of Mansfield street, 
from Van Buren street to Jackson street, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer in Toomey street, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Henry Wendt, for a free peddler's license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Schintz, 
Referred to the Mayor with power to act. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer in Vine street, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

BEPOBTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report relative 
to the improvements in Lincoln Park. 



Aid. McCauley moved that the report be published, and 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Office of the Board of Public Works, \ 
Chicago, Feb. 20, 1871. j 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

In answer to a resolution of your honorable body of 
January 16, 1871, in which the Board of Public Works 
were called upon for certain information concerning the 
improvements in Lincoln Park, the Board of Public Works 
would respectfully say that the contract with Swain, Nelson 
& Co., for the improvement of the Park has been fully 
completed, and the payments on the part of the city on 
account of the same have all been made. 

Under an arrangement made between the Board of 
Public Works on the part of the city and the contractors, 
the latter were allowed to erect within the park a small 
dwelling for the use of their keeper or superintendent, 
and a stable for such horses as were employed upon the 
park work. This stable was removed upon the completion 
of the contract. 

The contractors were also allowed to construct a boat- 
house and refectory on the margin of the small lake, and 
to put upon the water of the lake row-boats of their own, 
and were allowed to sell refreshments mthin the boat- 
house and to rent the boats ; the revenue derived therefrom 
being considered an equivalent for their care of the park, 
and for the keeping of the ice in a proper condition for 
skating in the winter season. 

This arrangement was made for a period of five years 
from January 1, 1868, with the understanding, however, 
that the city should have the right to cancel the agreement 
at any time, by paying Messrs. Nelson & Co. a fair cash 
valuation for this property. According to their statement, 
the amount which the contractors have invested at the 
present time, in building, fixtures, and furniture and boats, 
is about $8,000. 

For the accommodation of skating parties, the contrac- 
tors have recently erected, free of any expense to the city, 
two temporary wooden buildings, one for ladies and one 
for gentlemen, which they keep heated in a comfortable 
manner, and to which all are admitted without any charge. 
There are no booths or peanut stands within the limits of 
the Park, and the only places where refreshments are kept 
are in the boat house and in the temporary building set 
apart for gentlemen, above referred to. 

The Board consider it a desirable thing that those 
visiting the Park should be able to procure there such 
refreshments as they may reasonably desire; they also 
consider the refectory, and the boat-house and boats, a 
great addition to the attractions of the Park. 

In consideration of this, the Board are inclined to think 
that the present arrangement with Messrs. Swain, Nelson 
& Co., inasmuch as it very materially lightens the expense 
of keeping the Park, is the best that can be made at 
present. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. McArthtjr, 
W. H. Carter, 
B. Prindiville, 
Board of Public Works. 
Also, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of a portion of 
the alley in the west half of block 17, C. T. sub. section 
7, 39, 14, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for the improvement of the 16 
foot space in the middle of West Randolph street, from 
Halsted street to Union Park. 

A report and ordinance for the improvement of the 8 
foot space in the middle of Milwaukee avenue, from the 
east line of Elston avenue to Augusta street. 

Both of which were refereed to Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

The City Weigher presented his report of business done 
for the year 1870, which was 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
North and West Divisions on the communication of the 
North Side Improvement Association, was, on motion of 
Aid. Schintz, 

Postponed for one month. 



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Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, 
in relation to the Ira Judd tract, laid over and published 
January 30, 1871, was, on motion of Aid. McGrath, 

Placed on file. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, 
on the resolution of Aid. McCauley, in relation to acts of 
South Park Commissioners ; laid over and published Jan. 
9, 1871. 

Aid. McCauley moved to amend the resolution referred 
to the Committee, by striking out the words " to be selected 
by a vote of this Council," and inserting the words "to be 
appointed by the Chair" in lieu thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report of the Committee 
be placed on file, and that the resolutions, as amended, be 
adopted, and on his motion demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
Bailey, George Powell, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, 
Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse~24. 

Noes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
Thompson, Bateham, Witbeck, Schmidt — 9. 

The following are the resolutions adopted : 

Whereas, Grevious complaints have been made, and 
great causes for dissatisfaction given to the property- 
owners and tax-payers of the South Division, arising from 
the very heavy burdens already imposed and yet to be 
imposed upon them by the Board of South Park Com- 
missioners for South Chicago, Hyde Park, and Lake town- 
ships, for the purchase and improvement of parks located 
outside of the southern limits of the city, and beyond the 
reach of the masses of the people ; and, 

Whereas, It is believed that the estimates, as far as 
given or made public by the South Park Commissioners, 
for parks and boulevard purchases and improvements, as 
projected and designed by them, are entirely inadequate 
and understated ; and, 

Whereas, The Common Council of this city are the 
properly constituted guardians of the property of the citi- 
zens of Chicago for the uses and purposes of taxation, and 
it becomes their duty to make inquiry into and investi- 
gate the various matters herein referred to ; therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, That a select committee of six Aldermen, two 
from each division of the city, to be selected by the 
chair, and vested with full power and authority to 
inquire into and investigate all matters referred to in the 
foregoing preamble, and also the accompanying list of 
questions, and to report to this Council full and detailed 
information at as early a date as possible. 

Resolved, That the City Clerk send a copy of these reso- 
lutions and questions to the Board of South Park Com- 
missioners, with the request that they report thereon to 
the Select Committee. 

Resolved, That when said committee hand in their re- 
port, that the City Clerk be, and he is hereby, directed to 
send a copy of the same to the Governor of the State, and 
to each of the Senators and Representatives from Cook 
county in the State Legislature. 

First. State what lands have been purchased by the 
Commissioners, and how much has been paid for the same. 
These points to be given in detail, as follows : 

1. Description of each tract or parcel of land pur- 
chased, and number of acres in each. 

2. Name of actual owner or ovniers ; also the name of 
agent or agents, if any. 

3. Price paid per acre for each purchase, and the total 
price paid for each tract. 

4. Give date of each purchase, and terms of purchase ; 
and, if paid for in full, whether such payment was made 
in cash or bonds ; and if bonds, state at what per cent., if 
less than par, the bonds were reckoned. 

Second. State whether the consideration mentioned in 
the deeds for any lands purchased of any person, persons or 
corporations, is the actual or whole amount paid for said 
land or lands, and if a larger or smaller amount was paid 
in any instance, state each instance, giving the name or 
names of the grantor or grantors, and the difference in 
each case, with the reasons why the same was done in 
such form or manner. 

Third. State whether any contracts, either verbal or 
written, have been made for the purchase in future of any 
lands within the limits of either of the parks, and if so, 
give the names of contracting parties. 

Fourth. State whether any of the South Park Com- 
missioners (and if so, which of them) have been or are at 
this time, directly or indirectly, interested (either as 



owner or agent) in any property or contracts for property 
within the Park limits, and if so, give the description of 
such property, and also time when such Commissioner or 
Commissioners became possessed of such interest or 
agency, and if subsequent to his or their acceptance of 
the office of Park Commissioner, their reasons for so 
doing. 

Fifth. State whether any portion of the two million 
dollars loan authorized by the Park acts or charter has 
been used. Give the amount so used, and for what pur- 
pose. 

Sixth. State what amount of bonds have been issued, 
number of classes into which bonds have been divided, 
amount of each class, and the use for which each class 
was appropriated, with the ayes and noes on the vote au- 
thorizing the same. 

Seventh. Give the date of each class of bonds, the time 
each class has to run, and the rates of interest they bear. 

Eighth. How many bonds have been used in paying 
for land, and of which class, and how many have been 
sold for cash, and of which chiss. 

Ninth. Give the names of the agents who have been 
employed to sell these bonds, and if all the sales that have 
been made were authorized by a vote of the Board of 
Park Commissioners, with the ayes and noes on 
such vote ; also state whether there has been at any time 
a price fixed by the Board under which said bonds should 
not be sold, and if so, give the ayes and noes on fixing said 
price. 

Tenth. Give a detailed statement of the sales of bonds 
for cash, the amount and time of each sale, the interest 
which has accrued on bonds sold, and how much below 
par they were sold. 

Eleventh. State how much has been paid and what per 
cent, of commissions given for the sale of bonds, with the 
names of the parties to whom these commissions have 
been paid. 

Twelfth. Give a statement in detail of all moneys re- 
ceived, and from what source, and also a statement of all 
paid out, showing the balance on hand, and the name or 
names of the parties or banks with whom these moneys 
are deposited, and if such moneys are secured by special 
bonds, and bearing interest; if so, give amounts of bonds 
as security and the rates of interest allowed. 

Thirteenth. State the amount of tax levied for park 
purposes upon property in South Chicago, Hyde Park and 
Lake Township (since the organization of the Park Com- 
missioners) for 18C9 and 1870; how much has been col- 
lected, and what there is to be collected after Jan. 1, 1871. 

Fourteenth. Give the salaries of each officer acting 
under said Board. 

Fifteenth. State the estimated cost for the improve- 
ment of the North Park as now designed ; also of the 
South Park, each in detail separately. Also state what 
moneys have been paid out for constructing the Drexel 
and Kankakee boulevards as far as work has been done 
upon them, and what the estimated cost will be for com- 
pleting these two boulevards, as well as others laid out 
and designed, and yet to be constructed. 

Sixteenth. State whether any assessments have been 
made for benefits upon lands adjoining and outside the 
designated park limits ; and if so, state what amounts, 
upon what lands, and when the same will be collected. 

The Chair appointed as the committee provided for in 
the above resolution. Aid. McCauley, Otis, Schintz, Glade, 
Bateham and McAvoy. 

Aid. McGrath moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the petition for the lease of a portion of Lake Park by the 
Chicago Base Ball Club was referred to the Committee on 
Whai'ves and Public Grounds, and demanded the ayes and 
noes. 

The ayes and noes were called, with the following result : 

Ayes—SovaeTB, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bailey, Geo. Powell, 
Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Mr. Piresident— 30. 

Noes — Batterman, Hickey, Schaffner, Bussey — 4. 

The Chair decided that the matter could not be recon- 
sidered without unanimous consent. 

Aid. Busse moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Soraera Thompson, Batterman, McCaffrey, Busse 
—5. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner 
Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt Schintz, 



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Schaffner, Carney, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Mr. President 
—30. 

SUSPENSION OF THE KULES. 

Aid. Schmidt moved that the rules be suspended for the 
purpose of taking up the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of North Division, on the report and 
ordinance for the vacation of a portion of the alley in 
block 25, Sec. 33, Town 40, N.,K. 14 E., and the opening of 
a new alley. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schmidt moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the engrossment of the ordi- 
nance be waived, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Glade, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President — 31. 

AToes— Walsh, McCotter, Witbeck— 3. 

Aid. Schmidt moved that the ordinance be passed, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler,, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 34. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE 

providing for the vacation of a portion of the alley in 

block 25, Section 33, T. 40, R. 14 E. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That as soon as an alley shall be opened 12 
feet wide running from Edward street to Burling street, 
the north line thereof being identical with the present 
north line of lots 89 and 122 in block 25, Section 33, T. 40, 
E. 14 E., then that part of the alley in said block 25 lying 
south of the south line of said above described alley, 
together with the east and west alley lying south and 
adjoining lots 84 and 127 in said block, shall be vacated, 
the vacation and the opening to be as shown upon the plat 
hereto attached. 

FINANCE. 

Aid. Otis, of the Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the petition of the Swedish Lutheran Society for 
remission of taxes on church property, submitted a report 
adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the report be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Batterman moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

Aid. Otis demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion 
prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, Thompson, 
Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, Witbeck, Camp- 
bell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Tyler, Schmidt, McCaffrey, 
Clarke, Devine — 24. 

iVoes— Somers, Otis, McCotter, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCauley, Busse — 10. 

Aid. Otis moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
petition of the Swedish Lutheran Society for remission of 
taxes on church property, referred February 6, 1871. 

Having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report, that after a full investigation we find that this 
Society, claiming for itself to be a benevolent institution, 
allows all the profits from the import and sale of books 



to accumulate in the treasury for the extension of its 
operations. At the present time they give nothing away, 
and cannot be called a charitable body, such as comes 
within the statute exempting them from taxation. We 
therefore report adversely to the prayer of the petition- 
ers. 

Thomas Wilce, 
Joseph Otis, 
M. A. Devine, 
John Buehler, 
Committee on Finance. 
Also, 
Aid. Otis, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of the Eev. P. Conway, for remission of taxes 
on the parsonage of St. James Church, submitted a report 
adverse to the prayer of petitioner. 
Aid. Gill moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. George Powell moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. George Powell moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
petition of the Eev. P. Conway, asking the refunding of 
taxes paid upon the parsonage of St. James Church, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report, 
that after a full hearing of the facts on both sides, we are 
of the opinion that the Assessor is correct, for we find by 
the statutes that the property exempt from taxes is that 
used for church purposes, meaning the house for religious 
worship alone, and not a dwelling occupied by the pastor. 
We find, on inquiry of the Tax Commissioner, that no 
religious denomination has been exempted from the 
payment of taxes on the parsonage, whether situated on 
the same lots with the church or not, as in some cases 
they are built on the rear of the church, but in no case 
are they released from paying taxes. 

The report of the City Attorney, which is hereunto 
attached, gives his opinion that the house and ground of 
the dwelling occupied by the pastor are taxable; we 
therefore report adversely to the prayer of the petition. 
Thomas Wilce, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
M. A. Devive, 
John Buehler, 
Committee on Finance, 
Law Department, Chichgo, Feb. 6, 1871. 
Finance Committee : 

In the matter of the petition of Eev. P. J. Conway, for 
the refunding of certain taxes, &c., I am advised that 
upon a portion of the property stands a house which is 
occupied by the pastor of the church as a dwelling. If 
this is so, I am of opinion that such house, and the ground 
on which it is situate, are taxable. 

I. N. Stiles, 
City Attorney. 

The following is an extract from the statutes : 

Chapter 89, Eevised Statutes. Section 4, Page 876. 
Fourthly, Every building erected for religious worship, 
the pews and furniture within the same, and the land on 
which it is situated not exceeding ten acres ; also every 
burial ground not exceeding ten acres. 

Provided, That such personal or real property $hall not be 
exempt from taxation longer than the snme is so iised. 

Act. 1853. Houses used exclusively for public wor- 
ship, the books and furniture therein, and the ground 
attached to such building necessary for the proper accom- 
modation, use, and enjoyment of the same, and not classed 
or used with a view to profit. 

By unanimous consent Aid. McCauley presented a reso- 
lution directing the City Comptroller to purchase copies 
of the City Charter, to be kept in the Council Chamber, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller bo, and he is here- 
by, directed to purchase for the use of the Council at 
least ten copies of the charter amendments of 1867 and 



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1869, and to have each copy marked with the words 
" this book is not to be taken away from the Council Cham- 
ber^ 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McCotter presented a reso- 
lution in relation to a site for the new water works in the 
West Division, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Schintz, of the Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred the petition of property-owners praying to 
be refunded money paid on the assessment for opening of 
North avenue, submitted a report adverse to the prayer 
of the petition. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a reso- 
lution asking that the Cook county members of the Leg- 
islature be requested to prepare and present a bill to the 
General Assembly for the consolidation of the Boards of 
Park Commissioners, and submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the resolution be referred to the Special Com- 
mittee on Legislation. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somer, Knickerbocker, Thompson, Batterman, 
Bailey, Glade, Witbeck, Shell, Tyler, Schmidt— 10. 

JVoes— Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, Walsh, McCotter, Gard- 
ner, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 24. 

riKE AND WATER. 

Aid. McGrath, of the Committee on Fire and Water 
to whom was referred the resolution of Aid. Otis in rela- 
tion to artesian wells, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be published and 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Tour Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was re- 
ferred the preamble and resolutions in relation to the 
supply of water by artesian wells, offered by Aid. Otis, 
December 29, 1870, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg to report that they have taken great 
pains to get all the information that could be obtained 
on the subject, commensurate with its importance, and 
have endeavored to give the result of their investigations 
to the Council as concisely as possible. The difficulty 
with your Committee has been, not want of reports, de- 
scriptions, and facts in regard to artesian wells, but in the 
great number of statistics in relation to them, and to de- 
termine which to ignore. 

This mode of obtaining water has been known to the 
world from time immemorial. In China. 4,000 years ago, 
wells were bored to a depth of 3,000 feet. Large num- 
bers were sunk in Egypt, and in the sandy deserts of 
Arabia. In Europe they have been known for ages, and 
take their name from the province of Artais, in France, 
in which country some of the most celebrated and widely 
known wells are. The one in the town of Lirlliers, in 
the district of Pas de Calais, has been flowing since the 
year 1126. That at Grenelle, Paris, has probably attract- 
ed more attention than any other. It was commenced 
in 1841 by the French Government. Its diameter at the 
surface was twelve inches, but was reduced at different 
times to nine, seven and a half, and finally to six inches, 
at which it was finished at a depth of 1,806 feet, and at a 
cost of $70,180. It discharges 500,000 gallons of beauti- 
ful clear watar, almost pure (containing only two and a 
half grains of solid matter to the gallon), in twenty-four 
hours, at a temperature of 82)^ degrees, and is used, 
among other things, to warm the Grenelle Hospital. 

The Kissengen salt well in Bavaria, 1,8783^ feet deep 
and 4 inches diameter, discharges 1,077,120 gallons in 
twenty-four hours, showing conclusively that the reser- 
voir or head is more necessary than the size of the base ; 



the area of this well being less than half that of the one 
at Grenelle, yet discharges more than double the quantity. 

Its cost was $;i3,000. 

Of the American wells, the Belcher, at St. Louis, is 
most universally known. It was commenced in 1849, and 
finished in 1854, at a cost variously stated at $10,000 to 
$30,000. It is 2,199 feet deep, and 7}^ inches in diameter. 
It is a complete failure ; flows about 100,000 gallons in 
twenty-four hours, and the water of such quality to be 
unfit for use. 

The Columbus well was, until lately, the deepest in the 
United States, being 2,975 feet. This was a great work 
undertaken by the State of Ohio, but on account of its 
great cost and the uncertainty of obtaining good water, 
its further progress was abandoned. 

There are several others worthy of note : the Charleston, 
Louisville, etc., but the foregoing are deemed sufficient. 

Before referring to our own wells, which will close this 
report, your Committee would state that they find that at 
different times a gre'Bt many cities have tried this method 
of supplying themselves with water, and are unable to 
find any record of permanent success by any city, where 
experiments have been tried, and the amount found suffi- 
cient, other modes have been adopted at the earliest prac- 
tibable moment, and better water introduced at any cost. 

While artesian wells have proved, and are proving, 
very successful for various purposes, for the creation and 
maintenance of artificial lakes, fountains, power, flushing 
sewers, irrigating land, also for heating public buildings, 
hospitals, green-houses, etc., (where the water is of a 
high temperature), as it always is where any great depth 
is reached, when brought into general use for drinking, 
cooking, or for steam, it has almost invariably proved a 
failure. 

The city of Glasgow is, probably, as favorably situated 
in regard to an inexhaustible supply of subterranean 
water as any city in the world, being contiguous to the 
numerous lakes among the Highlands, which are at a 
great elevation above the city, and therefore, would have 
sufficient head for distribution. The Scotch are not par- 
ticularly celebrated for throwing away large amounts of 
money on unnecessary works, when the same end can be 
attained in a very much cheaper manner ; yet with all 
the advantages which nature has seemingly given them 
for an inexhaustible well supply, they have, at enormous 
cost and with great labor and engineering difficulties, 
preferred to bring water from Loch Katrine, thirty-four 
and one-half miles, by tunneling through the mountains, 
building acqueducts, and laying large pipes, building 
reservoirs, &c., at a cost of nearly £1,000,000, or about 
$5,000,000. 

Other cities might be named to illustrate the subject 
more fully, but we do not consider it necessary to take 
up the time of the Council in discussing this portion of it 
any further. 

We now come to the most interesting part of this 
report, to us, that is, the wells of Cook county, on the 
success or failure of which, for general use, the import- 
ance of this report depends. All of these that are known 
to your Committee are hereto annexed in tabular form, 
showing the depth, diameter, quantity discharged in 
twenty-four hours, and head of water, as ascertained by 
actual measurement, by pressure gauge and by estimate. 
Whenever estimates have been made, instead of actual 
measurements, we have been particular in giving the 
most liberal allowance and the greatest advantage to the 
wells in every instance. This statement shows the aver- 
age amount discharged at the surface of the ground 
every twenty-four hours to be 350,579 gallons, at an aver- 
age head of 92^^ feet. As the tubing is carried up to 
obtain the requisite head without pumping, the quantity 
diminishes so ripidly as the altitude is increased, that the 
elevation is practically useless for general distribution. 
For instance, the Lincoln Park well, which flows at the 
surface 700,000 gallons, at an elevation forty-three feet 
falls off one half. The Indiana street well, 260,000 gal- 
lons, at forty feet falls off more than three-fourths. The 
Eiverside well, 198,000, at twenty-five feet discharges 
95,000, and at thirty-five feet only yields 10,000 gallons. 

However, it is due to the advocates of the well system 
to state that many men, who are well qualified to judge, 
give it as their opinion that if the tubing was put down 
to the bottom of the well to prevent waste or leak in 
crevices in the rock, the result would be a great increase in 
the flow at an elevation of about fifty feet above the surface. 
This the opinion of Mr. Spangler, who has had twenty- 
seven years' experience in boring artesian wells ; at the 
same time he gives it as his opinion that large wells 



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would not give any increased amount of water, as the 
channels in the rock through which it flows seem to be 
smaller than the bore of the well. Experience thus far 
confirms this view. The question then narrows itself 
down to this : "What is the cheapest and best method of 
furnishing the necessary quantity of water needed by 
the city, at a point where it may be pumped to the height 
required for distribution? 

The estimated cost of the projected tunnel, from the 
present crib to the present pumping works, is $400,000. 
The contract has been awarded at $340,000, leaving for all 
extras and other expenses the very liberal sum of $60,000. 
This tunnnel will furnish 100,000,000 gallons of water 
every twenty four hours. To furnish the same amount 
of water at a given point, ready for pumping, would re- 
quire, according to the average shown, 285 wells, which 
at an average cost of $4,000 per well, which is a very low 
estimate, would cost $1,140,000, or nearly three times the 
amount, without taking into consideration the cost of the 
pipes leading from the different wells to the common cen- 
ter, or the value of the ground which would be required 
for them. But it may be said that we do not need 
100,000,000 gallons per day, nor shall we for years to 
come ; and the annual increase in consumption could be 
supplied by the wells at a comparatively trifling cost. It 
is true we do not need, at the present time, this amount 
of water, but it is also true that a duplicate tunnel under 
the lake should be built at once, even if no more water was 
needed than is used at present. The water is of too much 
importance to the city to depend any longer on a single 
conduit, which may at any moment meet with an acci- 
dent, and should at all times be in a condition to be ex- 
amined. 

Conceding the necessity for another tunnel, it would be 
false economy to construct one that would be insuf- 
ficient for a future supply, especially when the differ- 
ence in the cost of a tunnel five or seven feet in diameter 
is taken into consideration. Were it not for the general 
interest which has been manifested in this matter of late, 
it would be hardly worth while to take up the time of the 
Council with the report thus far. 

The quality of the water would prevent its use, if it cost 
nothing, so long as good water can be obtained at any 
reasonable price. 

Your Committee have conversed with several persons 
who are obliged to use artesian well water, having no 
other, and they all say they would pay three times the 
regular rates for lake water, if they could get it, sooner 
than use the other free. A gentleman residing at River- 
side states that the water-backs in the stoves and ranges 
used for heating water for bath-rooms, Ac, are filled with 
solid matter in from six to eight weeks. For cooking it 
is not desirable, and for washing it is very rarely used at 
all ; and that there is now some doubt whether another 
well will be bored there in the spring, or some other mode 
sought. 

The Board of Health of the city of London, in their 
report for the year 1850, give it as their opinion that water 
containing more than seventeen grains of soUd matter 
should be discontinued as soon as any other supply could 
be obtained. 

The result of Dr. Blaney's analysis, which is hereto at- 
tached, will be sufficient to set at rest forever the question 
of supplying the city with artesian well water. This state- 
ment shows that, while the lake water contains eight 
grains of solid matter, the well at the Northwestern Dis- 
tillery contains sixty-three grains ; that at Lincoln Park 
sixty-nine and a half grains, and that at Indiana street 
seventy-five and a half grains of solid matter. The most 
injurious properties in the water are the largest of sul- 
phuric acid, which eats up iron rapidly. The lake water 
shows less than one-third of a grain to the gallon, while 
the wells show 24, 243^, and 23 grains, respectively, or 
sixty-nine times as much in the last well as there is in the 
lake water. 

Under another form or combination they show as fol- 
lows : Sulphate of lime, lake water, y^ a grain ; in the 
wells, 253^, 27%, 21^ grains to the gallon, respectively ; 
sulphate of soda, lake water, none ; the wells, 19^^, 14% 
and I83/9 grains to the gallon. 

It is acknowledged by chemists that, while carbonates 
and other properties are comparatively harmless, sulphates 
are very injurious ; therefore, these are the qualities which 
we particularly refer to. The effects of these are shown 
on all iron pipes whenever used. 

From all the data which we have been able to get, it 
appears that from seven months to four years is as long as 
any iron pipe will stand in connection with this water. 



The Bock Island Railroad Company, whose shops are 
situated close to the Stock Yards, and who had the advan- 
tage of the knowledge obtained by the action of the Di- 
rectors of the Yards in boring wells successfully, so far as 
supply was concerned, considered it better economy to 
bring water from the lake, a distance of two miles, at a 
cost of $35,000, than to bore a well at a probable cost of 
$5,000, and now the Stock Yards are getting water from 
the Rock Island pipes. The calculation is that pipes will 
last, with lake water, from thirty to fifty years. 

The city of Chicago has now in the ground in use 
$1,600,000 worth of water pipe ; to renew which, every 
four years, would be rather a costly way of obtaining wa- 
ter economically, to say nothing of the immeasurable pri- 
vate service pipe, which would have to be renewed proba- 
bly as often as the mains. Add to this, tearing up the 
streets and all other damages connected with it, and the 
conclusion which your Committee have arrived at is that 
artesian well water for general use is utterly out of the 
question. At the same time we are of the opinion that 
all the water that can be obtained from that source will 
be needed, and can be made useful, particularly when it 
can be used without elevating it above the ground. We 
consider tbe cleansing of the North Branch of the river 
by this means as being not only possible, but probable, and 
recommend that the experiment be made. All of which 
is respectfully submitted. 

James J. McGrath, 
W. B. Bateham, 

M. SCHMITZ, 

J. McCaffrey, 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

DR. J. V. Z. BLANEY'S ANALYSIS OF LAKE AND ARTESIAN 
WELL WATER. 



SUBSTANCES. 



Sulphuric acid 

Carbonic acid 

Chlorine 

Lime 

Magnesia 

Soda 

Sodium 

Silicia 

Iron and Alumina 

Soda, combined with or- 
ganic matter 

Organic matter 



.3024 
2.5043 

.2083 
2.4796 

.6789 



.1350 
.3512 
.0756 

.0053 

1.2727 



Total 8.0133 69.578 75.429 63.0112 



ARTESIAN WELLS. 



26.233 
6.248 
7.092 

10.593 
5.000 
9.352 
4.592 



24.5736 
9.6948 
6.9570 

11.4696 
4.4100 
4.5720 

13.1760 
.5760 



23.1624 
6.1354 
5.9220 
5.8524 
4.9770 
9.0813 
3.8367 
.7560 
.2880 



THEORETICAL COMBINATION OF SUBSTANCES. 





I 


ARTESIAN WELLS. 


SUBSTANCES. 


1 


1 

3 


|l 


Sulphurate of Lime 


.5141 


25.727 
19.663 


27.8530 
14.5368 


21.4992 


Sulphurate of Soda 


18.6660 




4.0498 
.3433 




Chloride of Sodium .... 


11.680 

1.539 

10.501 

.468 

traces. 


11.5300 

11.6740 

9.2592 

.5760 

traces. 


9.7587 




1.5916 


Carbonate of Magnesia.... 
Silicia 


1.4013 
.3512 
.0756 

.0053 
1.2727 


10.4517 
.7560 


Iron and Alumina 


.2880 


Soda, combined with or- 




















Total 


8.0133 


69.578 
8.387 


75.429 
6.062 


63.0112 


Free Carbonic Acid in 
cubic inches 


6.76 



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COOK COUNTY WELLS. 



700 
700 
1300 
1290 
1185 
1135 
700 



Artesian Well 

Artesian Well No.2 

Stock Yards 

Stock Yards No. 2.. 

Glue Factory 

Bridewell 

Riverside 

County House 

Irving Park 

Rolling Mill 

N. W. Distillery.... 

Chicago Distil'y Co[ 

Indiana st. Distil'ry 1310 
Lincoln Park 11781^ 



1265 
1010 



•5-2 « = 



500,000 
198,000 



500,000 

80,000 

260,000 

700,000 



<i 



300,000 
400,000 
400,000 
640,000 
600,000 



80,000 

80,000 

170,000 



105 ft. 
105 ft. 



107 ft. 

80 ft. 



100 ft. 



74 ft. 
77 ft. 



2,238,000 2,670,000 ( 



Average discharge in 24 hours, 350,571 ; average head, 648. 

Extract from report of General Board of Health on 
water supply of city of London for 1850, page 82 : 

" Taking into account all considerations in respect to 
the qualities of a water for the supply of a town population, 
and the facts and concurrent testimony of competent and 
disinterested witnesses, and evidence of different towns 
and places, we must state, as our conclusions upon this 
topic of inquiry, that if the water of the Thames could be 
early protected from the sewerage of all the towns drain- 
ing into it, and from the sewerage of the metropolis, if it 
could be purified from animal and vegetable matter as 
completely as deep well water, or as some of the surface 
water from the chalk districts, as proposed by Capt. Vetch, 
we should nevertheless be compelled, upon the e\adence 
recited, to pronounce water of such degrees of hardness 
to be ineligible for the supply of the metropolis, and to 
recommend, as we now do, that the water of the Thames' 
the Lea, the New River, the Colne, and the Waudle, as 
well as that of the other tributaries and sources of the 
same degree of hardness, should be as early as practicable 
abandoned." 

The average number of grains of solid matter, per 
United States gallons, contained in the above mentioned 
supply was 17. 

Comparative statement of the analysis of five sources 
which supply the city of Rouen : 

(Reduced to Troy grains and United States gallons.) 





.2 


j 


j 


i 
1 


1 


Carbonate of lime 

Sulphate of lime 


10.586 10 179 
1 861' n 4.fi.fs 


14.484 
4.071 

11.808 


28.619 
8.958 

7.911 
0.116 


42.522 
35 890 


Chloride of sodium, 
magnecium and cal- 
cium 


1.047 


1.803 


11052 


Silicic acid 


0.290 












13.494 


12.447 


30.363 


45.604 


89.754 



We see by this comparative statement that the charac- 
ter of the water from the five springs supplying the foun- 
tains of Rouen are far from being the same. 

The first three sources are the only ones furnishing 
drinkable water. In respect to purity they ought to rank 
in the following order : Darnetal, Yonville. Gaaloe. The 
fourth, Notre Dame, much richer in calcareous matter, is 
less adapted to economical uses. St. Nicaise is too impure 
to be used except for cleaning streets and sewers. 



Aid. McCotter, of the Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred the resolution asking for additional school 
acconmiodations in the Kinzie School district, submitted a 
report thereon. 

Aid. Carney moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 



The motion prevailed. 
The follo-\ving is the report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred the 
resolution of Aid. Devine requesting the Board of Edu- 
cation to select a suitable location for a school building 
east of Clark and south of Huron streets, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report that after 
obtaining all the information we could, we think that, 
sooner or later, the wants of the citizens of the Kinzie 
district east of Clark, together with those of the southern 
portion of the Ogden district, will have to be provided 
for in some way ; and as a matter of economy and pru- 
dence, the welfare and good of the children demand that 
there should be a lot purchased and a building erected 
previous to the rebuiding of the old Kinzie School build- 
ing. Therefore report in favor of the passage of the reso- 
lution. 

S. McCOTTEE 

G. A. BussE, 
J. H. McAvoY, 
P. Daggt, 
Committee on Schools. 

The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the Board of Education be requested to 
immediately report to this Council a suitable location east 
of Clark street and south of Huron street, thereon to erect 
a suitable building to relieve the over-crowded condition 
of the Kinzie and Ogden Schools, and thus accommodate 
the excess of scholars in said districts during the next 
school year. 

Also, 

Aid. McCotter, of the same Committee, to whom was 
referred the communication and resolution directing the 
Comptroller to advertise for a school site in the First 
Ward, submitted a report adverse to the passage of the 
resolution. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a 
communication and resolution of Aid. Knickerbocker, 
asking that the Comptroller be ordered to advertise for a 
school site in the First Ward, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report that they do not feel war- 
ranted in recommending the passage of the resolution, for 
the following reasons, viz : 

First. That it would be almost impossible to select a 
suitable location within the limits of said ward suitable to 
erect a school building upon. 

Second. That if a location suitable for the erection of a 
school building within the limits of said ward could be 
found, the price asked for it would be so high that the 
Committee would not be warranted in recommending to 
the Council to purchase the same. 

Third. That large business blocks are taking the place 
of the palatial residences that formerly were the orna- 
ment of the First Ward ; the former occupants are re- 
building their palaces in the less densely populated wards 
of the city, and taking with them many of the pupils of 
the ward. 

Fourth. The children of the heaviest tax-payers of the 
ward are provided for in other wards. The balance of 
the children will be provided for as soon as suitable loca- 
tions can be procured. 

Fifth. That the Comptroller has already advertised for 
bids for a lot for the purpose of erecting a school building 
upon, to relieve the wants of the district, upon the va- 
cating of the Dearborn School building. 

Therefore, report adverse to the passage of the resolu- 
tion. 

S. McCotter, 
G. A. BussE, 
J. H. McAvoy, 
James Walsh, 
P. Daggt, 
Committee on Schools. 



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Aid. McCotter, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
fei'red the communication of Aid. Holden, relative to the 
salaries paid to teachers of our public schools, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an accompanj'iiig 
resolution. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The follovnng is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred the 
communication of Aid. Holden, relative to the salaries 
paid teachers of our public schools, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report, that your Commit- 
tee are of the opinion that the statements contained in 
said communication are in the main correct, as will be 
seen by reference to the reports of the Board of Educa- 
tion therein alluded to, and believing that the matter 
should be remedied as far as practicable, your Committee 
would respectfully recommend the passage of the accom- 
panying resolution. 

S. McCotter, 
G. A. BussE, 
P. Daggy, 
Committee on Schools. 

Resolved. That in the opinion of this Council no dis- 
tinction should be made between male and female piinci- 
pals and teachers, in any of our public schools of equal 
grade, in regard to salaries, and that this Council most 
respectfully recommend the Board of Education to abolish 
all such distinctions, and make the salaries between male 
and female principals and teachers of the same grade 
equal, and that the City Clerk furnish a certified copy of 
this resolution to the Board of Edtxcation. 

The following is the communication referred to above 
in the report : 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Common Council assembled. 

Gentlemen : I would respectfully call the attention of 
the Council to the matter of salaries paid the teachers in 
our public schools, as per the report of the Board of Edu- 
cation for the year ending July 3, 1870. 

I iind by this report, page 161, that the average number 
of scholars belonging to the Wentworth Avenue Primary 
School, for the year, to have been 720 ; salary paid Princi- 
pal, $1,000. Page 158, average number of scholars belong- 
ing to the Walsh Street Primary School, for the year, 620 ; 
salary paid Principal, $1,000 per annum. Page 159, aver- 
age number of scholars belonging to the Mitchell Street 
Primary School, for the year, 576 ; salary paid Principal, 
$1,200. Page 154, average number of scholars belonging 
to the Clarke School, for the year, 765 ; salary paid Princi- 
pal, $2,200 per annum. Page 134, average number of 
scholars belonging to the Dearborn School, for the yeai-, 
615 ; salary paid Principal, $2,000 per annum. 

Page 143, average number of scholars belonging to the 
Ogden School, for the year, 661 ; salary paid Principal, 
$2,200 per annum. 

I also find on page 224, report of Board of Educa- 
tion for the year ending July 3, 1 869, average number of 
scholars enrolled at Clarke School, from Feb. 1 to .July 3, 
to have been 307 : salary paid Principal, 2,000 per annum. 

The following will show the number of scholars en- 
rolled at the schools mentioned for the four months end- 
ing December, 1870, together with the salaries paid the 
Principals of the same, to-wit : 

Dearborn Sfc/wo/— September, 654 ; October, 661 ; Novem- 
ber, 047 ; December, 616. Salary paid to the Principal, 
$2,000 per annum. 

Cottage Grove School — September, 476 ; October, 488 ; No- 
vember, 502; December, 498. Salary paid principal, 
$2,200 per annum. 

Lincoln School — September, 482 ; October, 487 ; Novem- 
ber, 501 ; December, 504. Salary paid principal, $1,000 
per annum. 

From the above reports the question arises, are the sal- 
aries of the Principals of the several schools as above 
fairly adjusted ? For instance, the Lincoln School had a 
larger average monthly attendance for the four months 
ending with December, 1870, than some of the other 
schools ; while the salary paid the Principal of the Lincoln 
School was at the rate of $1,000 per annum, the salary of 

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the Principal of the Cottage Grove School was at the rate 
of $2,200 per annum. 

They are both grammar schools, and the Principals of 
each have the same responsibilities to assume. The Prin- 
cipal of the first named school (Lincoln) is a lady, while 
the Principal of the last named (Cottage Grove) is a 
gentleman, and the difference is $1,200 per annum in 
favor of the principal of the Cottage Grove School. This, 
I assume, is not right. It is a discrimination against lady 
teachers, with equal abilities and equal responsibilities, 
which, in my opinion, would seem to be unjust. Again, 
take the Clarke School, from Feb. 1 to July 3, 1869, with 
an average attendance of only 307 pupils, the Principal of 
which was receiving at the rate of $2,000 per annum, 
while the Principal of the Wentworth Avenue Primai'y 
School was receiving $1,000 per annum, with an average 
number of scholars belonging to the school, for the year 
ending July 3, 1869, of 532. Page 231, of Report 1869. 

The first-named, a grammar school, the last-named, a 
primary school; the teacher of the first-named, a male, 
the teacher of the last-named, a female. The Dearborn 
School, with an average attendance for the year ending 
July 1, 1870, 615 pupils, cost in salaries paid teachers the 
sum of $11,050. The Elizabeth Street Primary School, 
with an average attendance for the same year of 499 pu- 
pils, cost in salaries paid teachers, the sum of $6,450. 

I do not know that anything can be done to more fully 
equalize the salaries of the Principals of ouj- public 
schools. The Board of Education seem to be striving to 
make the common school system of Chicago as perfect as 
practicable. Their labors are arduous ; but, believing that 
there is still room for improvement, I bring forward this 
communication with the hope that the subject matter may 
be fully investigated by its appropriate committee, and if, 
upon examination of this subject, they find the salaries of 
some of the Principals too high, and the salaries of other 
Principals too low, let it so report, to the end that equal 
justice be done to all of our public school teachers,whether 
male or female. 

Very respectfully submitted. 

Charles C. P. Holden, 

Chicago, Jan. 23, Alderman Tenth Ward. 

Also, 

Aid. McCotter, of same Committee, to whom was refer- 
red the communication of the Board of Education in re- 
gard to the removal of the old Kinzie School building and 
the erection of anew one on the same grounds, submitted 
a report thereon. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred the 
communication of the Board of Education in regard to 
the removal of the old Kinzie School building and the 
erection of a new building on the same ground — 

Having had the same iinder advisement, beg leave to 
report that there is now accommodated in the old school 
bviilding about 600 pupils, in the primary building be- 
tween 300 and 400 pupils, and the Board of Education 
state in their communication to the Council, that there is 
now 500 pupils accommodated in poor rental buildings, 
making in all nearly 1,500 pupils to provide for in the dis- 
trict. 

To your Committee it would seem more wise and pru- 
dent to provide for those pupils that are poorly provided 
for in rented buildings by erecting a new building in some 
locality in the district that would accommodate from 700 
to 800 pupils, similar to the Brown primary building. 

Tf the old building is torn down and a new building- 
erected in accordance with the request of the Board of 
Education, there still remain 250 pupils not provided for, 
besides having to provide for the 600 pupils that are now 
provided for in the old building ; they not being as well 
provided for as they should be, but better far than thos(> 
in rental buildings. 

Therefore they report adverse to the request of the 
Board of Education. 

S. MoCoTTEI!. 

G. A. BussE, 
James Walsh, 
P. Daggy, 
Committee on Schools, 



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Also, 

Of stime Committeo, to whom was referred a communi- 
cation from the Board of Education asking for the erec- 
tion of a school-house, comer of Lincoln and Fourth 
streets, submitted a report recommending the adoption of 
an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a 
communication recommending the erection of a school 
building on the lot on the comer of Lincoln and Fourth 
streets, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report that there are 350 pupils poorly accommodated 
near Lincoln street, in a rented building, at a cost of $720 
per year. There are 100 pupils at the Wells and the same 
number at the Cai-penter, and about 50 pupils at the Bow- 
en and 50 at the Hayes, making in all 650 pupils in this 
vicinity that are poorly provided for. Therefore there is 
no question of the necessity of such a building. We rec- 
ommend that the building be erected and the following 
resolution be adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, instructed to cause to be erected on the lot 
comer of Lincoln and Fourth streets, a twelve-roomed 
primary school building, in conformity with plans to be 
submitted by the Board of Education, similar to the 
Brown School Primary building erected last year, the cost 
of said building not to exceed twenty thousand dollars 
'$20,000), and that the specifications for said work be so 
carefully drawn that no extras shall be paid for any work 
on said building after the contracts therefor shall be let to 
the lowest responsible bidder. 

Respectfully, S. McCotteb, 

G. A. BussE, 
James Walsh, 
P. Daggy, 
Committee on Schools. 

Also, 

Aid. McCotter, of same Committee, to whom was refer- 
red a communication from the Board of Education, asking 
for the erection of a school-house on Calumet avenue, 
near Twenty-sixth street, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Carney moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a 
communication from the Board of Education asking for 
the erection of a school-house on Calumet avenue, near 
Twenty-sixth street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report that the lot was purchased last 
year, by order of the Council, and the erection of a school 
house on the lot is apparent to the Committee, from the 
fact that .360 pupils are very poorly accommodated in a 
rented building on Calumet avenue, near Twenty-sixth 
street, and that there is a large number of pupils that 
would attend the school, if proper accommodations were 
provided for them. 

We therefore recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Board of PubUc Works be, and they 
are hereby, instructed to cause to be erected, on the lot on 
Calumet avenue and Twenty-sixth street, a twelve-room 
primary school building, in conformity with the plans to 
be submitted by the Board of Education, similar to the 
Brown School pilmary building erected last year, the cost 
of said building not to exceed twenty thousand dollars 
($20,000) ; and that the specifications for said work be so 
carefully drawn that no extras shall be paid for any work 
on said building after the contracts therefore shall be let 
to the lowest responsible bidder. 

Respectfully, S. McCotter, 

G. A Busse, 
James Walsh, 
Peter Daggy, 
Committee on Schools. 



By unanimous consent. Aid. Tracey, Chairman of the 
Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the three di- 
visions, to whom was referred the petition of citizens ask- 
ing the improvement of the streets be made in the manner 
as asked for by a majority of the property owners fronting 
on such street, together with an ordinance pertaining to 
the same introduced by Aid. Knickerbocker, submitted a 
report thereon. 

Aid. Schmitz moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the INIayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of all Divisions, 
to whom was referred a petition of citizens and the draft 
of an ordinance concerning the improvement of streets, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port that your Committee believe it would be inexpedient 
to change the policy adopted by the Board of Public Works 
in relation to the manner of improving streets, and they 
recommend that the petition and ordinance be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. Tracey, 
P. Daggy, 
David Coey, 
Patrick J. Hickey, 
K. G. Schmidt, 
H. M. Thompson, 
John McCaffrey, 
G. Powell, 
M. B. Bailey, 
Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the three 
Divisions. 



Aid. Tracey, of the Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
South and West Divisions, to whom was referred a report 
from the Board of Public Works in relation to the assess- 
ment tor improving of Wabash avenue and West Ran- 
dolph street, submitted a report recommending that the 
report be referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Daggy, of the Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the South Division, to whom was referred the report and 
ordinance for the vacation of the alley lying south and ad- 
joining sub-lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in lots 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 
and 10, in block 1, west part of Ellis' Addition to Chicago 
submitted a report thereon. 
Aid. Walsh moved that the report be 
Laid over and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
to whom was referred a communication from the Board of 
Public Works, with an accompanying ordinance providing 
for the vacation of the alley lying south and adjoining 
sublets 1 to 10, inclusive, in lots 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10, in 
block 1, west part of Samuel Ellis' Addition to Chicago, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port that they are informed and believe one H. G. Loomis 
is the present owner of all the sub-lots fronting on, or 
bounded by, the alley proposed to be vacated, and conse- 
quently the only person interested ; and believing also 
that the vacation of said alley will not result in any injury 
to the public, or any real estate owners in the vicinity, 
your Committee would respectfully recommend that the 
ordinance be passed. 

P. Daggy, 
Wm. Tracey, 
H. M. Thompson, 
David Coey, 
.Joseph E. Otis, 
John J. Knickerbocker, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division. 



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The following is the ordinance : 

ORDINANCE 

Vacating alley lying south and adjoining sub-lots 1 to 10, 
inclusive, in lots 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10, in block 1, in 
west part of Samuel Ellis' Addition to Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the alley lying south and adjoing sub- 
lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in lots 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10, in block 
1 of the west part of Samuel Ellis' Addition to Chicago, as 
represented on the plat which is hereto appended and 
made a part of this ordinance, be and the same is hereby 
vacated. 

Also, 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of citizens for the extension of Bonfield street, 
submitted a report recommending that the petition be 
referred to the Board of Public Works for their considera- 
tion. 

Aid. Schmitz moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Coey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
the remonstrance against changing the building line on 
Fourteenth street, submitted a report recommending that 
the remonstrance be referred to the Board of Public 
Works. 

Aid. Montgomery moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Also, 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on the south side of 
Thirty-first street, from Clark street to Wentworth ave., 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Schmitz moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. Px-esident — 34. 

Noes — None. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Busse moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Walsh demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Coey, Thompson, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, George Powell, Bateham, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse— 26. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Montgomei-y, Daggy, Hickey, 
Bailey, Walsh, Buehler, McCauley— 8. 

So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, FEBRUARY 27th, 1871 



Present— Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Walsh, Glade, Witbeck, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. President. 

Absent — Aid. Dixon, Batterman, Wilce, McCotter, Camp- 
bell, Gardner, Clarke, and Devine. 

MINUTES. .- 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held Feb. 20, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Aid. Knickerbocker presented the petition of C. L. Wil- 
son for compensation for damages cause by flooding his 
basement, and moved that it be referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that it be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water. 

The motion was lost. 

The question recurring on the motion to refer to Com- 
mittee on Finance, Aid. Montgomery demanded the ayes 
and noes, and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, W. S. Powell, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, Witbeck, Sheil, 
Gill, McGrath— 19. 

Noes — Montgomery, Whitaker, Hickey, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCauley — 10. 

Aid. Daggy presented the petition of P. L. Smith and 
others for a sewer in Michigan avenue, from Thirtieth to 
Thirty-fifth street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented the petition of P. L. Smith and 
others, preying that the graveling of Michigan avenue. 



between Thirtieth and Thirty-fifth streets, be postponed 
until a sewer is constructed, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. McCauley presented a communication from S. W, 
Sea, asking for a reduction of tax, which was 
Referred to Commiittee on Finance. 

Aid. Thompson presented a communication from C. Wil- 
son and others, inquiring as to the right of telegraph com- 
panies to put advertising boxes around their telegraph 
poles, which was 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Petition of Wm. Kelly for a free peddler's license, was, 
on motion of Aid. Bailey, 
Referred to the Mayor, vnth power to act. 

Petition of Henry Curtis, praying to be allowed interest 
on vouchers issued to him for work done on City Hall, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Timothy Maloney for a free peddler's license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition of J. R. McDonald for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Schaftner presented a communication from Charles 
Henroten, in relation to the opening of Elm street, which, 
on his motion, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division, with instructions to report at the next meeting 
of the Council. 

Aid. Bateham presented a petition for a sewer on Clin- 
ton street, between Harrison and Polk Streets, which, on 
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Refened to the Board of Public Works, with instruc- 
tions to report at the next meeting of this Council the 
condition of the sewerage fund, and how they expect to 
provide for the laying of sewers in the corning year. 

Aid. McCauley presented the petition of Charles Paine, 
praying that the assessment for opening and widening the 
alley in block 16, Johnston, Roberts, and Storrs' Addition, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision. 

Aid. Tracey presented a petition for opening of Haines 
street, from Archer Avenue to Thirty-first street, whicli 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Bailey presented the petition of Dennis Gleason for 
appointment as foreman of shoe shop at the new Bride- 
well, which was 

Referred to Committee on Bridewell. 

Aid. Whitaker prsented the petition of property owners 
for widening Twenty-sixth street, from State toWentworth 
avenue, which was 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance of Geo. Egan and others, property owners 
on DeKoven street, against being assessed for a sewer on 
said street, was 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

Communication from the Board of Fire and Police Com- 
missioners, inclosing bill of Dr. Guerin for services ren- 
dered firemen injured while in the performance of their 
duty, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Commiinication from Fire and Police Commissioners in 
relation to erection of fire alarm boxes, was 
Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and or- 
dinance for the vacation of portions of alley in B. 5, C. T. 
Sub. S. E. 1^ Sec. 17, 39, 14. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Mitchell street, from Paulina street to Wood street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of 
North Green street, from West Indiana street to Milwau- 
kee avenue. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of 
Armitage road, from Elston avenue to Mendell street; all 
of which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom had been referred a report and ordinance for va- 
cating Thorn street, submitted a report recommending the 
passsage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom was referred an application by the Board of Pub- 
lic Works from M. Reich, the owner of block 28, C. T. Sub- 
division section 33, -10, 14, for the vaca,tion of Thorn street, 
running east and west in said block, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report in view of the pro- 
posed opening of Mohawk street through said block, nin- 
ning north and south in place of Thorn street, being of 
the opinion that the opening of said Mohawk street will 
be a far greater advantage to all the surrounding property 
than the present Thorn street, and therefore we recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance as recommended by 
the Board of Public^ Works. 

K.G. Schmidt, 
John McCaffrey, 
l. schaffner, 

Committee. 



The following is the ordinance : 

ORDINANCE 
for the vacation of Thorn street. 
Be it ord/dned by the Oomniou Oonncil of the City of Chicago : 

Skctiun 1. That Thorn street, running east and west 
through block 28, Canal Trustees' subdivision of section 
33, town 40 north, range 14 east, as shown by the plat 
hereto annexed, marked "A," be, and the same is hereby, 
vacated: Provided, The owner of said block 28 shall im- 
mediately make and cause to be placed on record a new 
subdivision of said block, as shown on a plat annexed to 
this ordinance, marked " B." 

Sec. 2. That the plats hereto annexed, marked " A " 
and " B," respectively, be, and the same are hereby, made 
a part of this ordinance. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Glade, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, to whom was refen-ed a report and ordinance for 
curbing, filling, and paving Hubbard street, from Milwau- 
kee avenue to west line of Rucker street, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmit'/, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Walsh, Glade, Witbeck, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffnex', Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Hickey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of Evans 
street, from Mary street to Centre avenue, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Hickey moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Wliitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Walsh, Glade, Witbeck, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Buehler. of same Committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred a petition of Fred Edler and othei-s, praying to be 
refunded money paid for opening Milwaukee avenue, sub- 
mitted a report adverse to the prayer of the petitioners. 

Aid. McCirath moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the West Di- 
vision, to whom was referred a petition of Fred Edler and 
others, propei-ty holders on Milwaukee avenue, requesting 
the Council to have the money paid by them for the open- 
ing of Milwaukee avenue refunded, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that your Commit- 
tee have given a careful examination, and find it as peti- 
tioners show; but your Committee could not see any rea- 
son why the money should be refunded. The majority of 
property owners on said avenue are in favor of the im- 
provement, and in the opinion of your Committee it is a 
very important one. It may seem unjust, it is true, that 
one portion should pay their share, while the remainder 
are exempt ; but your Committee find there is a new as- 
sessment already confirmed, and the warrant is in the 
hands of the City Collector for the balance of the assess- 
ment for said opening of said avenue. Your Committee 
have also consulted w ith the Corporation Counsel and City 
Attorney, who are both of the opinion that the assessment 
cannot be set aside, and your Committee also T)elieve that 
this assessment cannot be set aside by any technicality or 
clerical error, as has been the case in two instances. Your 
Committee cannot therefore recommend the prayer of the 
petitionei-s, to refund the money, but would recommend 
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Works to take such action as to remove the injunction 
now pending, and to secure the opening of said avenue at 
the earliest posssible period, and to use all possible efforts 
to collect the balance of the assessment. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

John Buehlek, 
Michael B. Bailey. 
H. 0. Glade, 
B. G. Gill, 

H. WiTBECK, 

Patrick J. Hickey, 
G. Powell, 

Committee. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Aid. Whitaker, of the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Grounds, to whom was referred the petition of D. A. 
Gage and others praying that the Lake Park be leased to 
the Chicago Base Ball Club, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds, to 
whom was referred the petition of David A. Gage, Col. J. 
S. James, S. H. McCrea, H. C. Morey, Charles Kandolph, 
Thomas D. Snyder, and four or five hundred other citizens, 
asking the use of the Lake Park front for the Chicago 
Base Ball Club, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report: Your Committee have carefully 
examined the matters and facts set forth in the petition 
referred, and after much examination are in favor of 
granting the prayer of the petitioners, by recommending 
that so much of the lake front as is necessary for the pur- 
pose of playing ball be placed at the disposal of the manar- 
gers of the Chicago Base Ball Club. 

Your Committee do not recommend that any rental be 
asked of the Chicago Base Ball Club, but that they be 
required to pay five hundred dollars $500 per year for 
police purposes. 

In recommending the above we do so with the knowledge 
that the managers of the club have devoted their time and 
have expended their own means to a considerable extent 
to foster a just local pride, and that all the money which 
has been taken for admission has been more than consumed 
in legitimate expenses of the Club, being from the 15th 
day of March to the 15th day of May, $1,500 per month, 
and from the 15th day of May until the 15th day of Nov- 
ember very near $2,500 per month. 

Your Committee feel that our national game should be 
encouraged, and that local pride alone should make us 
consistent with our duty, and we deem it is right to listen 
to the six hundred petitioners who ask this Council to 
grant the use of the lake front. 

Your Committee have examined the application thor- 
oughly, and reasonably believe that no valid objection can 
be urged against the use of so much of the land fronting 
the lake as is necessary for the purpose named in the 
petition referred to us. Your Committee are convinced 
that there is no legal question involved which has not 
already been raised by the use of said grounds for circus 
purposes. It is not asked that the grounds from which the 
city derives a revenue from circus purposes be used, two 
hundred feet front on Michigan avenue with the full depth 
being set apart expressly for such purpose, which affords 
ample room for the largest canvass in America, besides 
room for dressing-rooms and side-shows. 

The grounds asked for commence at the south line of 
the two hundred feet reserved for circus purposes, and 
extend south five hundred feet. Instead of the unsightly 
appearance which these grounds now present, littered with 
all manner of rubbish, it is designed by the petitioners, as 
your Committee are credibly informed, that the same shall 
be beautified by sodding the field and rolling the same 
until they shall be an ornament to the city and a monu- 
ment to the liberality of our city government. 

Your Committee believe that the fame of the club which 
belongs to Chicago will benefit our city by the large num- 
bers of strangers who will come from all parts of the 
• country to witness skill, a belief which has been attested 
by thousands who witnessed the game at Dexter Park, last 
summer, who came from abroad. 



The use of the grounds by the Chicago Club for playing 
base-ball does not prevent players of the game, for recrea- 
tion, from playing, there being sufficient unoccupied 
land at that place left for such purpose. 

Your Committee do not believe it precludes the ground 
from being used as a park, because it will not be used for 
ball purposes only a share of the day, and not later than 
6 o'clock, after which times any one can have access to 
these grounds for recreation and pleasure. 

Your Committee believe these grounds will be an adorn- 
ment to the city, and that the fame which M'ill attach to 
them on account of this famous Club using them, will 
lead strangers to visit them, and compare the liberality of 
our city government with the city government of Phila- 
delphia and New York, where city grounds are used for 
such purposes. 

Your Committee feel that a just emulation is honorable, 
and that as Chicagoans we should have sufficient local 
pride and Americanism to foster and encourage the wel- 
fare of this purely national game. 

Your Committee therefore recommend the passage of 
the following resolution, in compliance wi:jh the request 
of the petitioners whose names are placed on the petition 
referred to us : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller of the City of Chicago 
be, and he is hereby, directed and authorized to grant per- 
mission to the managers of the Chicago Base-Ball Club to 
use five hundred feet of the unoccupied land on the Lake 
front, commencing at the sonth line of the two hundred 
feet expressly reserved for circus purposes, and running- 
south of the same the required distance, giving privilege 
for inclosing and erection of seats, and other conveniences 
for our people to witness games of base-ball, for the period 
of one year, from year to year, for the period of two years 
at five hundred dollars per year ; without the privilege, 
however, of allowing any part of the outside of this in- 
closure to be used for the purpose of posting any bill or 
bills for advertising purposes by any party whatsoever. 
G. S. Whitakee, 
W. B. Bateham, 
Tho. Witbeck, 
L. Schaefneb, 
Jas. J. McGeath, 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Daggy presented a resolu- 
tion in relation to the bill introduced into the General 
Assembly of the State of Illinois, in relation to sewerage. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the resolution be referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The Chair decided that it was a subject of reference, and 
must be referred. 

Aid. Daggy appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question being, " Shall the Chair be sustained ?" 
Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and the Chair 
was not sustained by the following vote : 

^«/e»'— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, McAvoy, Thompson, ' 
Whitaker, Glade, Witbeck, Gill, Tyler— 10. 

Noes — Montgomery, Coey, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, W. 
S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Shell, 
McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse— 20. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the resolution be adopted. 

Aid. McAvoy demanded the ayes and noes, and the reso- 
lution was adopted by the following vote : 

J«/es— Montgomery, Coey, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, W. 
S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Shell, 
McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse— 20. 

Noes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, McAvoy, Thompson 
Whitaker, Glade,Witbeck, Gill, Tyler— 10. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the proposed bill for constructing new 
public sewers, proposed by M. F. Tuley, published in tlie 
Times of yesterday, does not merit the approbation of this 
Council, and that the delegation of Cook County be re- 
quested to use their influence against its adoption. 

Aid. Gill moved that when the Council adjourns it be 
until Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7^ o'clock. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^,//es— Knickerbocker, Otis, McAvoy, Thompson, Tnicey, 
George Powell, Witbeck, McCaffrey — 8. 

JVbes— Somers, Montgomery, Coey, Daggy, Schmitz, W. 
S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, Walsh, Shiel, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCJaulev 
Busse— 19. ' "" 



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By unanimous consent, Aid. McCauley presented the 
jjetition of G. Stoessah for a free peddler's license, which, 
on his motion, was 

Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McAvoy presented a reso- 
lution in relation to leasing the S. }A of B. 87, S. S. Add., 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McGrath presented a reso- 
lution in relation to the Sewerage fund, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to report to this Council the total 
amount of outstanding sewerage bonds of the city, with 
the amount of sewerage bonds which have been paid, and 
also the total amount of interest heretofore paid on sewer- 
age bonds and which will have been paid at the maturity 
of the outstanding bonds. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McGrath presented a reso- 
lution in relation to assessing cost of sewers already built 
on adjoining property, which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

The Committee on Local Assessments, to whom had 
been referred an ordinance annulling the assessment for 
improving Belden avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the ordinance be placed on file. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Your Committee on Local Assessments, to whom was 
referred the ordinance to repeal an ordinence for improv- 
ing Belden avenue, from the west line of North Clark st. 



to the east line of North Halsted street, and annulling the 
assessment made for the same, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report that they have given the 
matter careful consideration, and are satisfied that the im- 
provement ought to be made, and would therefore recom- 
mend that said ordinance be placed on file. 

W. S. Powell, 
James McCauley, 
B. G. Gill, 
J. A. Montgomery, 
Committee on Local Assessments. 
Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom was referred the petition 
of Wm. E. Dale, for remission of taxes, submitted a report 
recommending that the petition be referred to the Tax 
Commissioner. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the res- 
olution of Aid. Buehler, in relation to rebates on certain 
assessments, submitted a report recommending that the 
report be referred to the Board of Public Works. 
Aid. Carney moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT, 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote : 

^2,es_Somer8, Montgomery, Coey, Thompson, Schmitz, 
W. S. Powell, Glade,Witbeck,Sheil, Buehler, Tyler,Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaft'rey, McCauley— 17. 

^oes— Knickerbocker, Otis, McAvoy, Daggy, Tracey, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, McGrath, Busse 
—11. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T, HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk 



REGULAR MEETING, MARCH 6th, 1871 



Present— Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, 
Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt Schintz, 
Schafifner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse, Mr. President. 

^6sen<— Aid. Dixon, Otis, W. S. Powell, and Campbell. 

MINUTES, 

Aid. Daggy moved to amend the proceedings of the 
regular meeting held Feb. 27, so that the resolution on 
page 96 shall read as follows : " Resolved, That the pro- 
posed bill for constructing new public sewers, proposed by 
M. F. Tuley, Esq., as published in the Chicago Times pf 
yesterday, does not meet the approbation of this Council, 
and that the Cook county delegation in the State Legisla- 
ture be respectfully requested to use their influence 
against its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the minutes as amended be ap- 
proved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Bateham presented the petition of citizens for 
water-pipe on Aberdeen street, from Taylor street to Da- 
men street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Mrs. Pratt, for aid in moving her dwelling- 
house, was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Petition of R. Slater and others, for the removal of the 
hay market from Randolph street, was 
Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Busse presented an order for the removal of a 
building from the sidewalk on the comer of North Clark 
and North Water streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Petition of Louis Nicolai for a free peddler's license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Schintz, 

Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Aid. McGrath presented the petition of Thomas Iver- 
son. praying for a lease of the old engine-house on West 
Erie street for the term of ten years, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. McGrath presented the petition of E. Austin and 
others for a sidewalk on Bloomingdale road, from Milwau- 
kee avenue to Western avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. McGrath presented a communication covering a 
preamble and resolution in relation to sewerage, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

1 Petition of the German Lutheran Evangelical congre- 
gation for remission of taxes on their church property, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Gill presented the petition of J. Glover for the re- 
funding of taxes, which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 



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Petition of Matthias Jenan for permission to construct a 
frame addition to a building within the fire limits, was 
Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. Bailey presented the petition of citizens for gas- 
lamps on Mitchell street, from Stewart avenue to Ashland 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Bailey presented the petition of citizens for gas- 
lamp on Johnson street, from Twelfth street to Maxwell 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of L. R. McCauley, praying for the purchase of 
land belonging to the school fond of the city of Chicago, 
situate in town of Calumet, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Communication from S. W. Sea in relation to damages 
sustained by construction of La Salle street tunnel, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Remonstrance of F. D. Cossitt & Co. and others against 
leasing the Lake Front to Chicago Base Ball Club, was 
Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Aid. Busse presented the petition of John Bessler for 
permission to keep a fruit stand in the Court-House or the 
entrance to the La Salle street tunnel, which, on his mo- 
tion was 

Granted. 

Aid, McGrath presented the petition of D. O'Leary for 
a free peddler's licence, which, on his motion, was 
Granted. 

, Aid. Wilce presented a resolution directing the sale of 
certain city property, which was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

BEPOBT OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Commissioner of Taxes presented a report on the 
petition of Wm. E. Dale for remission of taxes, which, on 
motion of Aid. Daggy, Avas 

Accepted and placed on tile. 

The City Comptroller presented a report covering a 
statement of A. H. Heald, late City Collector, in relation 
to alleged delinquencies in his office, which was ordered 
to be 

Laid over and published, and referred to Committee on 
Finance. 

The following is the report : 

City Comptroller's Office,) 
Chicago, March 6, 1871. / 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled. 

Gentlemen ; In accordance with a resolution of your 
honorable body requesting a statement of the facts in my 
possession in relation to the alleged delinquencies in the 
office of the late City Collector, A. H. Heald, Esq., I beg 
to report that, on the 1st of October last, I received a com- 
munication from W. J. Onahan, Esq., the present City 
Collector, stating that npon examination of the delinquent 
tax lists of personal property received by him from Mr. 
Heald, he had found taxes to the amount of $15,886.44 
which he had reason to believe had been paid. I at once 
notified Mr. Heald of the facts, and at the same time re- 
quired an immediate explanation or settlement. He has 
since then been diligently engaged investigating the mat- 
ter, and on Saturday, 4th inst., made me a statement in 
writing of what he had already accomplished, and asking 
further time to examine into the balance. His statement 
I append hereto. 

The amount of cash, $4,425,28, stated by him in the 
accompanying document to have been paid, is correct. 
Respectfully submitted, George Taylor, 

City Comptroller. 
Geo. Taylor, City Comptroller. 

Sir : I beg leave to report with regard to the list of 
personal property delinquencies reported to you by the 
City Collector as having occurred during my administra- 
tion, that upon investigation I find a portion that should 
not have been returned to the Collector as delinquent, but 
by some error or omission was so returned. 

Upon examination I find instances where parties have 
paid their taxes, but credit on the warrant was given to 



the wrong persons ; and when others have paid the taxes 
of two years at one time and the tax of one year was only 
marked paid. 

Also, when the real estate taxes and personal property 
tax was paid in one amount and so entered on the cash 
book, but the proper credit was not given on the personal 
property tax warrant. These errors have occurred in part 
from the want of proper facilities or accommodation for 
the collection of the taxes and from the hurried manner 
in which business was obliged to be done in the office. 

The following is a summary of the above report : 
Amount paid to the present City Collector (since 

his report to you by the parties assessed) $ 208.70 

Amount paid by me as per list furnished 4,216.38 

Amount I am not fully satisfied to pay, and 

would ask for further time to investigate 3,871.43 

Amount for which vouchers have been obtained 

certifying to the non-payment of taxes 2,972.63 

Amount where sufficient evidence does not exist 

that the taxes were paid 4,617.30 

Amount of report $15,886.44 

Respectfully submitted, 
Chicago, March 4, 1871. A. H. Heald. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report relative 
to sewers and sewerage fund and bonds. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be published and 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Office of the Board or Public Works, ) 
Chicago, March 6, 1871. / 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

In a resolution of your honorable body of Feb. 27, 1871, 
the Board of Public Works are called upon " to report, the 
condition of the sewerage fund, and how they expect to 
provide for the laying of sewers in the coming year," 

In reply to this resolution, the Board of Public Works 
respectfully report that the sewerage fund is now over- 
drawn to the amount of $10,350.66. 

The Board have no means at their disposal with which 
to continue the construction of sewers, and unless the 
Legislature provide a way, either by general or special 
taxation for raising money for this object, the further con- 
struction of sewers will, in the opinion of the Board, have 
to be abandoned. 

By another resolution aaopted at your meeting of Feb. 
27, the Board of Public Works were requested to report 
the total amount of outstanding sewerage bonds, the 
amount of sewerage bonds which have been paid, the 
amount of interest already paid, and the amount which 
will have to be paid on outstanding bonds. 
In compliance with the above request, the 

Board respectfully report that sewerage 

bonds have been issued to the amount of.. ..$3,000,000.00 
Of the above issue there have been taken up 

and cancelled 320,000.00 

Leaving outstanding at this time $2,680,000.00 

The amount of interest which has been paid 
on sewerage bonds up to the present time, 

is 1,139,077.48 

The amount of interest which will have to be 
paid on outstanding sewerage bonds at ma- 
turity, is 3,475.160.00 

Making a total interest on account of sew- 
erage indebtedness, of. $4,614,237.48 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. McArthur, 
W. H. Carter, 
R. Prindiville, 
Board of Public Works. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and or- 
dinance for sidewalk on both sides of Farrell street, from 
Thirty-first street to Lyman street. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on cast side of 
Dashiol street, from Douglas place to Egan avenue. 

A report and ordinance repealing the ordinance and 
annulling the assessment for the improvement of Twenty- 
fourth street, all of which weni 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision. 



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Also, 

A report and ordiiianoe lor nidewalk on north side of 
Wabansia avenne, from Elston avenue to McHeniy street. 

A report and ordinance; for the vacation of part of Ca- 
nalport south of west brand) of South Brand) of Chicago 
river, for the replatting of the same, and for establishing 
the north dockline of the west branch of the South Branch 
of Chiciigo river, fj'om Ashland avenue to Leavitt street ; 
both of wjiich were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for repealing the ordinance and 
aimulling the assessment for the improvement of Twenty- 
tl)i)d street, from State street to South Park avenue. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the ordinance be passed, and 
flemauded the ayes and noes : 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was passed by 
ay(!3 and noes, as follows : 

Aijes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tvler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 33. 

iVoes— Walsh— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

OBDINANCE 
Repealing an ordinance and annulling an assessment for 

the improvement of Twenty-third street, from State 

street to South Park avenue. 
Be it ordained hy the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed by the Common 
Council Sept 19, 1870, for the curbing, filling, grading and 
paving of Twenty-third street, from State street to South 
Park avenue, be, and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the assessment made under and by authority of said ordi- 
nance, and confirmed Oct. 31, 1870, be, and the same is 
hereby, annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, au- 
thorized and directed to refund all money paid on account 
of said assessment. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinances and an- 
nulling assessments for the improvement of Twenty-first 
and Twenty-sixth streets. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, 
31cAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President— 34. 

Noes — Walsh — 1. 

The following is the ordinance 



ORDINANCE 

Repealing ordinances and annulling jtssessments for the 
improvement of Twenty-first and Twenty-sixth streets. 
Be it ordained hy tlm Common Conncil of the City of Ohicac/o : 
Skction 1. That the ordinance passed by the Council 
Aug. 15, 1870, for curbing, filling, grading and paving 
Twenty-first street, from State street to Calumet avenue, 
and the ordinance passed by the Council Aug. 1, 1870, for 
curbing, filling, grading and paving Twenty-sixth street, 
from Wabash avejiue to South Park avenue, be and the 
same are hereby repealed, and that the assessments made 
under and by authority of said ordinances be and the same 
are hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2 That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, au- 
thorized and directed to refund all money paid on account 
of said assessments. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 



BUIDEVVELL. 

Aid. Somers, of the Committee on Bridewell, to whom 
\vas referred the petition of Daniel Connelly, to be ap- 
pointed Superintendent of the Tailoring Department of 
the new City Bridewell, submitted a report adverse to the 
prayer of the petitioner. 



Aid. McCotter moved that the report be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Somei-s, of the same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the resolution of Aid. Campbell directing the Mayor 
to correspond with B. R. Brockway relative to appointing 
him Superintendent of the new City Bridewell, submitted 
a report recommending that the resolution be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Bailey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

POLICE. 

Aid. IMcAvoy, of the Committee on Police, to whom was 
referred an ordinance amending Sec;tion 11, Chapter 36, 
Re\ised ordinances, entitled " Railroads," submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved that the report be 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred an 
Ordinance amending Section 11, Chapter 36, Revised Or- 
dinances 1866, entitled " Railroads," having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that, in consequence 
of the great number of streets crossed by the various 
railroad lines within the limits of the city, and the fre- 
quency of accident and collisions occurring at such cross- 
ings, too many safeguards cannot be established to protect 
our citizens from danger, we would, therefore, recommend 
the passage of the ordinance as amended. 

John H. McAvoy, 
James McCauley, 
H. 0. Glade, 
G. S. Whitaker, 

Committee on Police. 

The following is the ordinance : 
An ordinanc!E amending Section 11, Chapter 36, Revised 

Ordinances, 1866, entitled " Railroads," 
Be it ordained by tlie Common Conncil of the City of Chicago : 

That Section 11, of Chapter 36, of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1886, entitled " Railroads," be, and the same is 
hereby, amended to read as follows : 

Section 11. All raili'oad companies whose track or 
tracks cross or intereect any of the streets in the city of 
Chicago, east of the west line of Western avenue, or 
north of the south line of Egan avenue, and also at all 
crossings of street or horse railways, shall station, keep, 
and maintain at all times, at their own expense, at each 
and every of said street and railroad crossings, a fiagman, 
whose duty it shall be to signal persons traveling in the; 
direction of any or either of the crossings and warn them 
of the approach of any locomotive, engine, or other im- 
pending danger, and at" each and all crossings of street or ' 
horse-railways there shall be directed by and kept and 
maintained at their own expense by the railroad company 
whose track such street or liorse-railway may cross or in- 
tersect, bell-tower not less than fifteen feet in height, and 
in which tower shall be placed a good and sufficient bell, 
similar to the beU used on the dra^^■-])ridges over the Chi- 
cago river and its branches, Avhich bell shall be rung by 
the flagman or person in charge of such crossing to warn 
all persons in vehicles and street-cars, or other convey- 
ance, of the ai)proach of any locomotive, engine, train of 
cars, or other danger, and said bells shall be kept ringing 
until such locomotive, engine, or train of cars shall have 
passed over such ci'ossing, and it shall be deemed safe for 
pereons and street cars or other conveyances to pass or 
cross such railroad track. This ordinance shall take effect 
from and after its passage and publication, and section 11, 
chapter 36, of Revised Ordinances, 1866, entitled railroads, 
is hereby repealed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred certain 
offers of land for a site for a police station near the corner 
of Archer avenue and Deering street, submitted a report 
recommending the j^assage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Gill moved that the it port );e laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



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REPORT or COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred the 
communication of the City Comptroller, with accompany- 
ing bids for a lot for a police station in the vicinity of 
Archer road and Peering street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that we have ex- 
amined the different bids and lots offered, and compared 
the same with prices of property in that vicinity. 

Your Committee, after due deliberation, unite in recom- 
mending the lot offered by David Martin as the best 
adapted, in both price and location, for a police station, 
the description of the same being lots 22 and 23 of Sever- 
ens' and Hayden's sub-division of lot 3 of block 20 of the 
Canal Trustees' subdivision of the south fractional section 
29, township 39, range 14 east of the third principal me- 
ridian, being fifty feet on Deering street by 115 feet deep, 
for $1,500 dollars, and hereby recommend the passage of 
the following order authorizing the purchase of the same. 
J. H. McAvoY, 
James McCauley, 
G. Powell, 
H. 0. Glade, 
G. S. Whitaker, 
Committee on Police. 

Ordered, that the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
authorized and instructed to purchase, for the use of the 
Police Department, the following described lots of lands, 
at a total price not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 
Provided, however, that the title to said lots is found to be 
good, after examination by the Corporation Counsel : Lots 
on Deering street, being 50 feet on Deering street and 
115 feet to an alley, and numbered as sub-lots 22 and 23 
of lot 3, block 20, Canal Trustees' subdivision of south 
fractional section 29, town 39, range 14, and now owned 
by David Martin. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Tyler, of the Committee on Licenses, to whom had 
been referred the petition of J. B. McDonald for a free 
peddler's license, submitted a report recommending that 
the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Carney moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the 
petition of J. D. LeGempt for a free peddler's license, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the prayer of the pe- 
tition be granted. 

Aid. Tyler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. George Powell, of Committee on Gas Lights, to 
whom was referred a report and ordinance for seven 
lamp-posts on Carroll street, from Paulina street to Wood 
street, submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President 
—35. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for two lamp posts at the intersection of Uni- 
versity place and Khodes avenue, and one lamp post about 
150 feet east of Rhodes avenue, on University place, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows ; 

9 



^yes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President— 36. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for seven lamp posts at the entrance of the tun- 
nel on LaSalle street, from Randolph street to Lake street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Somers moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shiel, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President^ — 36. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for one lamp post on the northeast comer of 
Chicago avenue and Wesson street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

^i^cs— Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President— 36. 

Noes — None. 

RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE. 

Aid. Walsh moved to reconsider the vote by which the 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving Hubbard street, 
from Milwaukee avenue to west line of Rucker street, was 
passed Feb. 27, 1871. 

Aid. Gill demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion 
prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— M.cA\oy, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, Car- 
ney, McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine— 22. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, Thompson, 
Whitaker, Gill, Buehler, Schaffner, McCauley, Busse — 10. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds 
on petition for use of Lake Park as a base-ball ground 
laid over and published Feb. 27, 1871. 

Aid. Whitaker moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution recommended by the Committee. 

Aid. Schintz moved, as an amendment, that the report, 
be referred to the Corporation Counsel and Committee on 
Judiciary, with instructions to report their opinion as to 
the power of the city to lease said grounds, at the earliest 
possible moment. 

After debate. 

Aid. Daggy called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. Schintz, 
the ayes and noes were called, and the amendment was 
lost by the following vote : 

^j/es— Montgomery, Thompson, Daggy, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Gill, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt, Schintz, Devine, Busse — 15. 

Noes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Coey, McAvoy, Whita- 
ker, Tracey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateliam, Walsh, 
Glade, Gardner, Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Schafi"ner, Carney, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke— 20. 

The que-stion recurring on the motion to concur in the 
report and adopt the resolution. Aid. McAvoy demanded 
the ayes and noes, and 



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The motion prevailed by the following vote : j 

Ayes— Homers, Knickerbocker, Coey, McAvoy, Whit- | 
aker, Daggy, Tracey, Sclimitz, Batterman, Hickey, , 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, Gardner, 
Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt, Schafifner, Carney, Mc- ^ 
Caffrey, McCauley, and Clarke— 25. I 

^Yoes— Montgomeiy, Thompson, Wilce, McCotter, Wit- 1 
beck, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, Devine, Busse, Mr. President | 
—11. j 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller of the city of Chicago 
be, and he is hereby, directed and authorized to grant per- 
mission to the managers of the Chicago Base-Ball Club to 
use five hundred feet of the unoccupied land on the lake 
front, commencing at the south line of the two hundred 
feet expressly reserved for circus purposes, and running 
south of the same the required distance, giving privilege 
for inclosing and erection of seats and other conveniences 
for our people to witness games of base-ball, for the period 
of one year, from year to year, for the period of two years, 
at five hundred dollars per year ; without the privilege, how- 
ever of allowing any part of the outside of this inclosure 
to be used for the pui-pose of posting any bill or bills for 
advertising purposes by any pai-ty whatever. 

Kesolution for cleaning South Branch of Chicago river ; 
postponed for one week, Feb. 20, 1871. 

Aid. Gardner moved to waive the engrossment of the 
resolution, and demanded the ayes and noes : 

The motion was lost by the following vote (there not 
being a requisite majority) : 

^2^es— Somers, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tra- 
cey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey Bailey, Glade, Mc- 
Cotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Scbaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President— 28. 

jVoeA'— Knickerbocker, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Witbeck— 6. 

Aid. Daggy moved to refer the resolution to the Clerk 
for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Finance on petition of Swedish 
Lutheran Society for remission of taxes on church prop- 
erty ; laid over and published Feb. 20, 1871. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Finance on petition of Rev. P. 
Conway, for remission of taxes on church property ; laid 
over and published Feb. 20, 1871. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Schools on resolution asking 
for additional school accommodations in the Twentieth 
Ward ; laid over and published Feb. 20, 1871. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

Aid. Walsh moved to refer the report to the Board of 
Education. 

Aid. Daggy moved to amend the resolution by striking 
out the words " East of Clark street, and south of Huron 
street. " 

Aid. Schintz moved as an amendment to the amend- 
ment, the following : " Resolved, That the Board of Pub- 
lic Works be, and they are hereby, instructed to cause to 
be erected in place of the old building on the Kinzie 
School lot, a new building, in conformity with the plans 
to be submitted by the Board of Education, similar to the 
Lincoln School building." 

After debate. 

Aid. McAvoy called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

Aid. McCauley raised the point of order that the 
amendment proposed by Aid. Schintz was not in the 
nature of an amendment to the subject under discussion, 
and could only be entertained as a substitute. 

The Chair decided the point not well taken. 

Aid. McCauley appealed from the decision of the Chaii-. 

The question being '• Shall the Chair be sustained ?" 
Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
Chair was sustained by the following vote : 

^j/es— Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, Gardner, Shell, 



Gill, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, 
Clarke— 23. 

^oes— Daggy, Walsh, McCotter, Witbeck, McGrath, 
Carney, McCauley, Devine, Busse — 9. 

The question then being on the amendment of Aid. 
Schintz, Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the amendment was lost by the following vote. 

Jr/es— Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, Thompson, 
Schintz, Battcmian Bateham, Wilce, Gardner, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schmitz— 14. 

^Yoe.s—McAvoy, Daggy, Tracey ,Hickey, Bailey, George 
Powell, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, Schaff- 
ner,Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
—18. 

The question recurring on the amendment of Aid. 
Daggy to strike out the words " east of Clark street and 
south of Huron street," the motion was. 

Carried. 

Aid. McCotter moved that the resolution as amended be 
adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Education be requested to 
immediately report to this Council a suita,ble location 
whereon to erect a suitable building to relieve the over- 
crowded condition of the Kinzie and Ogden Schools, and 
thus accommodate the excess of scholars in said districts 
during the next school year. 

Aid. Daggy moved to reconsider the vote by which the 
resolution in relation to the sewerage bill was adopted. 

Aid. Walsh moved to lay the motion of Aid. Daggy on 
the table. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion to adjourn was lost, by the following vote : 
I Ayes — Montgomei-y, Batterman, George Powell, Walsh, 
\ Glade, Gardner, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney,— 9. 
i A^oes- Knickerbocker, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, McCot- 
I ter, Witbeck, Shiel, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, 
I McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Mr. President 
I —23. 

I The question then being on the motion of Aid. Walsh 
' to table the motion of Aid. Daggy, the ayes and noes 
j were called, and the Council refused to reconsider by the 
< following vote : 

j Ayes — Montgomery, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, George 
! Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Gardner, McGrath, Buehler, 
! Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, Qarke, 
j Devine, Busse — 18. 

A^oes— Knickerbocker, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, 
I Tracey, Batterman, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, Gill, 
I McCauley— 13. 

j A report from the Committee on Fire and Water and 
! Police in relation to a site for an engine-house and police 
i station near the Rolling Mill, which was ordered to be 
i Laid over and published. 
I The following is the report : 

BEPOET OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council a&sembled : 
Your Committee on Fire and Water and Police, to 

whom was referred the communication of the City Comp- 
I troller in reference to the various bids received for lot for 
j fire and police pui-poses in the vicinity of Ward's Rolling 

Mills, together with the bids, having had the same under 
! advisement, beg leave to report, many of the bids were 
I for property in the North Division, and consequently 
' could not be entertained, as the appropriation was for a 
I lot in the West Division. We have selected the lot offer- 
I ed by George M. French, being lot 53 in sub lot 3, block 
i 18, SheflBeld's Addition to Cliicago, in which selection the 
i Board of Fire and Police Commissioners fully concur. 
! The lot has fiftj- feet front on Rawson street, and a depth 
i of 115 feet to a 16-foot alley. The street is macadamized 
I and water pipe laid, and a" sidewalk built in front of the 
! lot, and is offered for ($1,500) fifteen hundred dollars, 
1 which we consider a low figure. We therefore respect- 
! fully ask the passage of the following order: 
\ Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
I ordered to purchase lot 53, in sub-lot 3, block 18, Sheffield's 
i Addition to Chicago, from George M. French, provided 
' the sum to be paid for said lot do not exceed ($1,500) fif- 



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teen hundred dollars, and provided the title is found good 

by the Corpomtion Counsel. 

James J. McGkath, 
John H. McAvoy, 
m. schmitz, 
H. 0. Glade, 
James McCaitley, 
W. B. Bateham, 
John McCaitrey, 
Committee on Fire and Water and Police. 

Also, 

By unanimous consent Aid. McGrath presented a report 
from the Committee on Fire and Water, in relation to 
increasing the number of fire alarm boxes in the city of 
Chicago, which was ordered to be 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Tour Committee on Fire and Wa,ter, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Board of Fire'and Police 
Commissioners on the necessity for increasing the num- 
ber of fire alarm telegraph boxes, and exchanging the old 
crank boxes for the new automatic boxes, together with 
communications from the manufacturers and agents of 
the different kinds of automatic boxes now offered for sale 
to the city — 

Having had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report that we find the sum of $22,500 was appropriated 
in the last appropriation bill (to be expended under direc- 
tions of the Common Council) for the purpose of erecting 
additional fire alarm telegraph boxes, and for exchanging 
the old crank boxes now in use for the new automatic 
boxes. The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners have 
had, heretofore, full charge of matters appertaining to the 
fire alarm telegraph, and we believe no complaint has 
ever been made as to the manner in which it has been 
connected, or with the improvements adopted by them. 

And we can see no necessity for any action on the part 
of the Council further than to authorize the expendi- 



ture of the appropriation by the Board of Fire and Police 
Commissioners in such manner as they may deem for the 
best interest of the city. The necessity of expending the 
appropriation for the purpose for which it was made, in 
the opinion of your Committee, does not admit of a 
doubt ; the old crank boxes are not reliable, and we be- 
lieve they have been discarded in every city where they 
have been used, and the automatic boxes adopted. There 
is at present twenty-five automatic boxes in use in this 
city, and a mistake in giving an alarm of fire with them 
has never occurred since they have been in use. Applica- 
tions for additional new boxes are constantly received, 
and business men and residents of remote and newly-built 
sections of the city are justly demanding the same safe- 
guards against the ravages by fire be thrown around their 
property that is furnished to other property located nearer 
the center of the city : and as it will require a great 
amount of labor and time to make the change and erect 
the additional boxes, and as the season is now near in 
which outdoor labor can be profitably done, your Commit- 
tee are of the opinion that no time should be lost in 
authorizing the Board to commeuce the work. Tour 
Committee would, therefore, respectfully ask that the fol- 
lowing resolution be passed : 

Eesolved, That the Board of Fire and Police Commission- 
ers be, and they are hereby, authorized to expend the 
amount necessary to exchange the old crank fire alarm 
telegraph boxes, now in use, for automatic boxes, and to 
purchase what additional automatic boxes may be required, 
from the appropriation made for that purpose, and adopt 
such automatic boxes as to them may seem best. 

James J. McGeath, 
J. McCaffrey, 

M. SCHMITZ, 

W. B. Bateham, 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Schmidt moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and the Council adjourned. 
C. T. Hotchkiss, 

City Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, MARCH 13th, 1871 



Present — Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hick- 
ey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Busse, Mr. President. 

Absent — Aid. Dixon, Whitaker, Batterman, Campbell, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Clarke and Devine. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the minutes of the regular meet- 
ing held Mar. 6, 1871, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Petition of C. & G. Cooper & Co., for remission of per- 
sonal property tax, was, on motion of Aid. Knickerbocker, 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of W. W. Lovell for the remission of taxes lev- 
ied on the tugboat W. H. Wood, was, on motion of Aid. 
Otis. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on the east side of 
Dayton, from Sophia street to Clay street, was 



Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of C. C. Meserve and others, asking the passage 
of an ordinance providing for the weighing of coal on de-? 
livery, was, on motion of Aid. McCauley, 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Petition of John Kramer and others, for the opening 
and extension of Arnold street, from Twenty-sixth street 
to Twenty-seventh street. 

Aid. Schmitz moved that the petition be referred to the 
Board of Public Works, with instructions to prepare an 
ordinance to comply with the prayer of the petitioners. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Charles Reinheimer and others, for a side- 
walk on both sides of Thirtieth street, from Garibaldi 
street to Wentworth avenue. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the petition be referred to the 
Board of Public Works, with instructions to prepare an 
ordinance for the improvement asked for in the petition. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition for water service pipe on Paulina street, from 
Carroll street to West Kinzie street, was, on motion of 
Aid. Shell, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 



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Petitition for a sidewalk on the east side of Reuben 
street, from Milwaukee avenue to Division street, was, on 
motion of Aid. Buehler, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Franz Joseph Landzrath for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Bateham, 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Remonstrance of J. L. Short and others, against the 
graveling of Vincennes avenue, from Douglas place to 
Egan avenue, was, on motion of Aid. Daggy, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of N. C. Myers for compensation for injuries 
sustained while crossing the intersection of Polk street 
and Third avenue, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on the east side of 
Fisk street, from Sixteenth street to Evans street, which, 
on motion of Aid. Bateham, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented a memorial from the Automatic 
Fire-Alarm Company relative to supplying the city of 
Chicago with fire-alarm boxes. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the memorial be published and 
referred to the Committee of Fire and Water. 

Aid. McGrath demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^j/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Dag^y, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey,W. S. Powell, George Pow- 
ell, Wilce, Glade, McCotter,Witbeck, Gardner, Gill, McCau- 
ley_18. 

jVoes— Montgomery, Bailey. Bateham, Walsh, Shell, Mc , 
Grath, Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, Busse 
—12. 

The following is the memorial : 
To the Honorable Mayor and Common Council of the City 

of Chicago : ^ ^ ' 

Gentlemen : The Automatic Fire Alarm Company, ot 
Leetonia, Ohio, in August or September last, submitted a 
proposal to the Council to furnish the city 173 automatic 
fire-alarm boxes at $130 each, a copy of which is hereto 
appended, marked "A." 

The proposal was laid over, published, and referred to 
the then Fire and Water Committee, with the Board of 
Fire and Police Commissioners, at which the whole sub- 
ject was discussed concerning the relative patent claims, 
and the respective merits of the automatic boxes manu- 
factured by this company and the boxes offered by Game- 
well & Co., of New York, at $250 each. 

It is well known that last year's Council threw a man- 
tle of protection over the appropriation of $22,500, by put- 
tine in a clause that it should be expended "under the 
direction of the Council." 

Some of the members felt and expressed their convic- 
tion that the signal boxes which had been furnished were 
not only worthless but that the $150 cash paid for them 
was too high. . 

After being fully impressed with this, this Company 
made its proposal to not only furnish a first-class autom- 
atic box at $130 each, but to waive payment until the con- 
tract was completed to the satisfaction of your honorable 
body, and to give a satisfactory bond of indemnity against 
all liability of damages for infringement of patents, if 

any. , j • 

This Company does hereby renew its proposal made m 
August or September last, at the same price and on the 
same terms and conditions. 

It is asked by the resolution submitted to the Council at 
its last meeting, " That the Fire and Police Commission- 
ers be authorized to adopt such automatic boxes as to 
them may seem best, and to expend the appropriation 
made for that purpose," leaving the price to be paid and 
the kind to be furnished an opep question. 

It is submitted to your honorable body if this is a fair 
way of disposing of this subject, in view of the large re- 
duction made in the price of its automatic box by this 
Company from the price asked by Gamewell & Co. 

This Company cordially agree with the Fire and Water 
Committee in its report : " That the old crank boxes are 
not reliable ; that they have been discarded by nearly 
every city where they have been used ; and that better 
safeguards should be thrown around the property in the 
suburbs of the city." 

The simple question is, WUl the city purchase the au- 
tomatic boxes of a firm that offers them at §250 each, and 



pay $150 and an old crank box at $100 each, for the new 
automatic box ? 

Or buy of this Company a fii-st-class automatic box at 
$130 each and pay $100 and an old crank box for a new 
automatic box, warranted to work equal if not superior to 
any box manufactured. All of which is 

Respectfully submitted. 
The Automatic Fire Alarm Co., 
By S. Reeve, its attorney in fact. 
Chicago, March 12, 1871. 

The appropriation of last year reads : For changing 143 
crank boxes to automatic, $15,000 ; for 30 new automatic 
boxes, $7,500 ; " to be expended under direction of this 
Council." 

Petition of Mary Rink for compensation for the loss of 
her husband by falling from the North Halsted street 
bridge into the Chicago river, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Daggy presented an order for a sidewalk on the 
north side of Ray avenue, from South Park avenue to 
Prairie avenue, and moved the passage of the order and 
its reference to the Board of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be requested 
to prepare and report an ordinance for a sidewalk of the 
usual width, on the north side of Ray avenue, between 
South Park avenue and Prairie avenue. 

Petition of TuUy and Armstrong, architects, for com- 
pensation for plans drawn by them for a school-house on 
Third avenue near Twelfth street, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Communication from John Hissey, proposing to lease to 
the city for use for a hay market the corner of Desplaines 
and Sebor streets, was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Tyler presented an order providing for the im- 
provement of Lincoln avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be requested 
to prepare an ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
with wooden block pavement Lincoln avenue, from Wells 
street to Sedgwick street ; and Sedgwick street, from Cen- 
tre street to Clark street. 

Communication from Aid. Knickerbocker, asking the 
passage of an ordinance abolishing the office of Prosecut- 
ing Attorney at the Police Courts. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication from Aid. Tracey, asking the adoption 
of a resolution directing the Board of Public Works to in- 
clude in their estimate for the year 1871, a sufficient 
amount to dredge the Healy Slough, and to construct a 
draw-bridge over the same. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to inclhde in their estimate of ex- 
penditures for the year 1871, a sufficient amount to dredge 
the Healy Slough, from its entrance to Lyman street, and 
to erect a draw-bridge over the same, crossing said slough 
on Archer avenue. 

Petition of citizens asking the appointment of Henry 
Ashfield as Engineer for the new City Bridewell, was 
Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

Aid. Carney presented an ordinance for changing th« 
name of Sedgwick street, from Erie street to Division 
street, to Sedgwick avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
North Division. 

Petition of R. Abbey for compensation for damages sus- 
tained by the construction of the LaSalle street tunnel, 
was _^ 

Referred to the Board of PubUc Works. 



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Aid. Buehler presented a communication covering a res- I 

olution providing for the widening of Reuben street, from I 

Milwaukee avenue to Division street. I 

Aid. Buehler moved that the resolution be adopted. ! 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : i 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 

are hereby requested to prepare an ordinance for the wid- | 

ening of Keuben street between Milwaukee avenue and \ 

Division street. I 

Petition of Henry Holland, asking for compensation for j 

injuries sustained by being run over by Fire Engine No. j 
5, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McGrath presented a communication covering a 
preamble and resolution relative to the ordinance entitled 
" Pounds." 

Aid. McGrath moved that the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, There is good reason to believe that the or- 
dinance for restraining cattle from running at large, and 
also the ordinance establishing pounds in the three divi- 
sions of the city is illegal and cannot be enforced, there- 
fore . 

Eesolved, That the Corporation Counsel be and he is 
hereby requested to report an ordinance to this Council 
at our next regular meeting, for the purpose above named, 
drawn in such manner as h«^ may deem legal, in order 
that the same can be enforced. 

Petition of Michael Kehoe aud others for remission of a 
special tax paid by them for lamp-posts on Jefferson street 
was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCauley presented a communication covering a 
preamble and resolution in relation to the disposal of con- 
demned meat by the city scavengers. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the communication be 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Corporation Counsel presented a communication 
relative to the act, now pending before the Legislature of 
the State, entitled an " Act to provide for the sewerage of 
the city of Chicago." 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Daggy presented a resolu- 
tion covering a proposed amendment to the "Sewerage 
Act " now pending before the State Legislature. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the communication from the 
Corporation Counsel, together with the resolution offered 
by Aid. Daggy, be referred to a special committee of six, 
two from each division of the city, to be appointed by the 
Chair. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the subject matter be referred 
to the Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of the three 
divisions. 

Aid. Gardner moved that it be referred to a committee 
of five from each division of the city. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to amend the motion of Aid. 
Gardner by making the committee consist of three from 
each division. 

Aid. Gardner accepted the amendment of Aid. Schaffner. 
After debate. 

Aid. McAvoy called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. Question being on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Cauley, the ayes and noes were called, and the motion was 
lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, W. S. 
Powell, McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, Gill, Tyler, Carney, 
McCauley— 12. 

Nties — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, Gardner, McGrath, Buehler, Schaffner, McCaffrey, 
BuBse— 18. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. Walsh, 
Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion was lost by the following vote : 

ilz/es— Hickey, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Walsh, Glade, Sheil, 
Carney, McCaffrey — 8. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, W. S. Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, McCauley, Busee— 22. 



The question recurring on the motion of Aid. Gardner, 
as amended, the motion was 

Carried. 

The Presiding Officer announced as the Special Com- 
mittee, Aid. Gardner, W. S. Powell, Gill, McAvoy, Daggy, 
Knickerbocker, Carney, McCauley, Schaffner. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the communication 
from the Corporation Counsel be published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The foUoAving is the communication : 

Law Department, Chicago, March, 1871. 
To the Honorable the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Upon the 27th day of February, your honorable body 
passed the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the proposed bill for constructing new 
public sewers, proposed by M. F. Tuley, published in the 
Times of yesterday, does not meet the approbation of this 
Council, and that the delegation of Cook County be re- 
quested to use their influence against its adoption. 

The act referred to in the foregoing resolution was 
drawn by me under the following circumstances : 

The Council had taken no action with reference to leg- 
islation that was desired for the city, except to appoint a 
committee to consider the matter ; no definite action was 
ever taken by that Committee. I was therefore to be 
g-uided by the wishes of the city officers outside of the 
Common Council in the preparation of the bill. The 
question as to what course should be adopted to secure the 
construction of the necessary amount of sewerage for the 
future was discussed in all its bearings. 

The old plan of drafting a law authorizing the city to 
issue a million or two of 30-years bonds, and getting it 
through the Legislature in an "omnibus," was no longer 
possible under the new Constitution. This was the old 
way of raising money to build sewers, but it could no 
longer be followed. The riile "to pay as you go " had to 
be adopted, not only as to sewerage, but as to many other 
expenditures which heretofore have been met by issuing 
bonds. Two modes only presented themselves. First, 
to raise the money by general taxation from year to year ; 
second, to raise a whole or a part by special assessment. 

As to the first plan, it was found that from $500,000 to 
$800,000 per annum would be necessary in order to con- 
struct such sewerage as would be required, and the total 
amount necessary to accomplish the sewerage of the city 
would be over $10,000,000. I view of the fact that it was 
necessary to raise about $400,000 for extention of water- 
pipes during the year, and to raise money to pay other 
expenditures heretofore provided for by a periodical issue 
of bonds, would the citizens be satisfied if that additional 
amount should annually be levied for sewerage purposes ? 

It was believed that to raise the money by tax would 
not give general satisfaction. First, because it would 
require a large addition to the rate of taxation annually. 
Second, there would be more or less opposition from the 
sewered portion of the city to appropriating the amount 
from year to year necessary for sewerage purposes. Third, 
those who wished for sewers and did not get them would 
be dissatisfied with paying the sewerage tax to benefit 
other localities. Fourth, there would be a constant strife 
as to where (in what location) this money thus raised 
should be expended. Fifth, there would not only be this 
strife among citizens, but between the wards, and also 
between the divisions. 

No fixed rule for apportioning the money could equitably 
or justly be adopted. If it was not advisable to construct 
sewers by general taxation, then the question arose 
whether by any system of special taxation or special 
assessment the sewerage district of the city could be made 
to pay the interest or principal of the present sewerage 
debt. To this I answered that, under the restrictions of 
the Constitution, it could not be done ; that a tax levied 
by the city must be uniform as to the rate throughout the 
city, and must be levied upon all the taxable property 
within its limits, and that the General Assembly could only 
authorize a special tax, or special assessment to be levied, 
to pay for local improvements to be made, not for those 
that had been made. 

The conclusion arrived at bythe Board of Public Works 

(unanimously) was, that some system of raising a portion 

of the cost of the future sewerage, by special assessment, 

should be adopted, and the details of the law were left to 

me to prepare. After a careful examination of the laws 

governing the construction of sewers in other large cities, 

I, in consultation with one member of the Board, draughted 
' this law. 



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""^Under the law which fixed the rate to be paid by abut- 
ting property at $1.40 per front foot, the property holder 
pays only from 50 to 55 per cent, of the total cost, thus 
equalizing, to some extent, the non-sewered with the 
sewered property. 
It has also these advantages: 

1. A majoritj' of the resident property -holdei-s upon ii 
block can have a sewer built by petitioning for it. 

2. If no sewer is desired, they pay no tax or assessment, 
unless the property lies upon a main sewer, or, if upon a 
tributary sewer, unless the Board of Health declare that 
the sewer must be built for sanitarj' reasons. 

3. Because, as a rule, it establishes a fixed price, and 
leaves no opportunity for one person to be charged more 
than another for benefits. 

4. A very much larger amount of sewerage will annu- 
ally be built under this plan than by general tax. 

5. It is believed that the entire city will be sewered 
under this system in one-half or less than the time in 
which it will be if sewered by general taxation. 

These are the views and reasons that prevailed Avith the 
Board and other city officers in favor of this law. 

You, gentlemen, representing the people more directly, 
have expressed your opposition to its passage. I know of 
no attempt upon the part of the Board, myself, or any city 
officer to procure its passage since the resolution was 
adopted, but as your honorable body merely expressed its 
opposition to the law, and did not signify Avhat plan or 
system you were in tavor of, the united action of the 
raembers of the General Assembly from Cook County 
would be obtained, if your preference for some particular 
mode for raising the money for the construction of sewers 
should be indicated. As it is, they may be in doubt as to 
the course they ought to pursue, as some of the city ofiicers 
favor this law and tlie Common Council oppo-e it. The 
General Assembly, it is believed, will adjourn in two or 
three weeks, andVhat ever is done should be done at once. 

I learn that Aid. Dixon (now a member of the General 
Assembly), has reported from the House Committee upon 
Municipal Affairs a substitute for the law, which substitute 
contains but two sections ; one authorizing an annual tax 
of one mill upon the dollar to be levied for sewerage 
purposes ; the second authorizing a tax of one mill on the 
dollar to be levied for the extension of water-pipes. This 
substitute, it Avill be perceived, omits all legislation upon 
the follo\\-ing matters contained in the law for which it is 
reported as a substitute : 

1. A provision for levying a water tax upon vacant 
property abutting upon water distributing pipes. 

2. The provision making the Mayor of the city ex-officio 
a member of the Board of Public Works and of the Board 
of Police. 

3. A provision by which water rates may be collected 
by the City Collector. 

4. A provision giving the Council power to authorize 
the Board of Police to appoint additional captains and ser- 
geants, and abolishing the office of Deputy Superintendent 
of Police. 

I must understand from the action of some of the 
Chicago members in regard to this substitute so reported 
that thev are of the opinion that the Council intended to 
express its opposition to all of the provisions of the original 

bill- . . , 

In drafting the law according to the expressed wishes ot 
certain city officials, and without any kno-«Ti opposition 
thereto in the City Council, I simply performed an official 
duty. My responsibility thereupon ceased, but if the 
Council did not intend to defeat the entire bill, it may be 
ad-sdsable that it should be so understood. 

Ptespectfully, M. F. Titley, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that when the Council ad- 
journ it be until Thursday evening, March 16, 1871, at 73^ 
o'clock. 

Aid. Gill demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion 
prevailed bv the following vote : 

^2/68— Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomerj^ Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey,"W. S. Powell, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, Tyler, Carney, McCaffrey, 
Busse, Mr. President — 26. 

2foes— Walsh, McGrath, Buehler, Schaffner, McCauley 



The City Comptroller presented a communication cov- 
ering statement of the receipts and expenditures of the 
city of Chicago for the month of February, 1871, which, 
on motion of Aid. Daggy, was 



Placed on file. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on the south side of E street, from 
Halsted street to Tucker street, which was 

Keferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for vacating the S. 110 feet of 
the alley in block 12, Johnston's sub of E. M of S. E. ]4, 
sec. 6, 39, 14 E., which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, West Division. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on the communication of the Board of Education 
asking for the erection of a school house on the lot comer 
of Lincoln and Fourth streets, together with an accom- 
panying resolution, laid over and published Feb. 20, 1871. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the engrossment of the reso- 
lution be waived, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson 
Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. 8. Powell, Bailey, 
George Poweli, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Carney, 
Mr. President — 25. 

Noes — Montgomery, Walsh, Schafi'ner, McCaffrey, Mc- 
Cauley, Busse — 6. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the resolution be referred to 
the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Schools on the erection *of a 
school-house on the comer of Calumet avenue and Twenty- 
sixth street, and an accompanying order, laid over and 
published Febmary 20, 1871. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the engrossment of the order 
be waived, and demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

Aijes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Sheil, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, McCaffrey, Busse— 22. 

Noes — Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Schaff- 
ner, Carney, McCauley — 8. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to refer the order to the Clerk for 
engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Schools on the communication 
of Aid. Knickerbocker for a school site in the First Ward, 
laid over and published Feb. 20, 1871. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the report be referred 
to the Board of Education. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committees on Streets and Alleys of the 
North and West Divisions on the communication from the 
North Side Improvement Company, laid over and pub- 
lished .Jan. 30, 1871. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report and refer 
it to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Busse moved that the matter be postponed for one 
month. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to lay the matter over for two 
weeks. 

xUd. Otis moved that the whole subject matter be laid 
on the table. 

Aid. McAvoy moved as a substitute for aU the motions 
made, to refer the whole matter back to the Committee 
with instructions to report on each item separately, and 
on his motion demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Schmitz, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Gill, Carney, McCaffrey— 15. 

A*oe5— Montgomery, Coey, Daggy, Tracey, George Powell, 
Walsh, Gardner, Sheil, Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, INIcCau- 
ley, Busse— 13. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Somers presented a com- 
munication from a meeting of citizens held at the Tre- 
mont House, relative to extending an invitation to the 
General Assembly of the State of Illinois to convene their 
adjourned session to the city of Chicago. 



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By unanimous consent, Aid. Otis presented a resolution 
to invite the General Assembly to hold their adjourned 
session in Chicago, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The follovs'ing is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That this Common Council does hereby extend 
an invitation to the General Assembly of this State to 
convene and hold its adjourned session in this city, should 
such adjourned session be held. 

Aid. Otis moved that a committee of six, to be appointed 
by the Chair, be instructed to extend the invitation as set 
forth in the foregoing resolution. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to add His Honor, the Mayor, and 
the President of the Council to said committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The foUoAving is the Committee appointed by the Chair: 



Aids. Otis, Somers. Tyler, Schintz, Bateham and Wilce. 
ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the Cotmcil do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Schmitz, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, McGrath, 
Buehler, Busse — 18. 

Noes — Baggy, Tracey, Bailey, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Tyler, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Mr. President — 12. 

So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING, MARCH 16th, 1871 



P,-ese,j^_Aldermen Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Mont- 
gomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Baggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Pow- 
ell, Bateham, Wilce, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaff- 
ner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, and Mr. Presi- 
dent. 

Ahsentr—AldeTmen Dixon, Whitaker, Hickey, Walsh, 
Glade, Campbell CJlarke, and Devine, 

MINUTES. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to amend the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting held March 13, 1871, by inserting after the 
words "Aid. Knickerbocker moved that when the Council 
adjourn it be until Thursday evening, March 16, 1871," 
the words " for the purpose of receiving the report of the 
Special Committee on the communication of M. F. Tuley, 
Corporation Counsel, and resolution of Aid. Baggy, in re- 
lation to the Sewerage bill." 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a report from the Special Commit- 
tee on the Sewerage Question, signed by Aid. McCauley 
Knickerbocker, Baggy, Gil and McAvoy. 
Also, 
A report signed by Aid. McCauley, Knickerbocker, Mc- 
Avoy, Carney, Schaffner, Baggy, Gill, and Gardner. 
Also, 
A report signed by Aid. Gardner and W. S. Powell. 
Aid. Schintz moved that the several reports be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following are the reports : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

The majority of your Special Committee on the sewer- 
age question, to whom was referred certain papers relat- 
ing thereto, being the commiinication of Corporation 
Counsel Tuley and the resolution of Aid. Baggy, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report that, 
after a full and careful investigation of the whole matter, 
we fully concur in those provisions of the bill now before 
the Legislature known as the " Tuley bill," relating to the 
building of sewers, believing it to be the most feasible 
and certain mode for the construction of sewers where 
needed, but would suggest for the present a reduction in 
the amount per front foot to be levied by special assess- 
ment, not to exceed 50 cents per front foot of the property 
petitioning for a sewer, and would recommend that sec- 
tion 2 of said bill be amended by inserting the sum above 
stated in place of $1.40, as now named in said bill. 
Respectfully submitted, 

James McCauley, 
John J. Knickerbockek,, 
P. Baggy, 
John H. McAvoy, 
B. G. Gill, 
Special Committee on Sewerage. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled • 

Your Special Committee on the Sewerage Question, to 
whom was referred certain papers relating to the matters 
of sewers, as well as other provisions of a certain bill be- 
fore the Legislature, known as the " Tuley bill," having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report that 
they fully concur in the provisions of said bill relating to 
i the levying and collecting of water rates and taxes ; also, 
I as to the increase of officers for the bett^ir efficiency of the 
police force ; also, that the Mayor shall be ex-officio mem- 
' ber of the Board of Police, but do not concur in his being 
made a member of any other board, nor do Ave think that 
{ the Deputy Superintendent of Police should be abolished ; 
' and we would recommend the Corporation Counsel be in- 
structed to prepare or amend said bill, to contain the 
above provisions, and also add two additional sections, the 
j one restoring the Mayor to his former position as head 
of the Common Council, and the other repealing that 
part of the present City Charter fixing or establishing the 
I salaries of certain city officers, and to provide for the future 
j that such and all salaries of city officers shall be fixed by, 
! and be under the control of, the common council or legis- 
i lative authority of any city now incorporated, or that 
i may hereafter be incorporated under the provisions of the 
j said bill. We would further recommend, if practicable, 
that such provisions as may be necessary be inserted in or 
I added to such bill, giving the necessary authority and 
powers to the legislative authorities and board of public 
I works of any city to lay out, widen, or open such streets 
1 as may in their judgment seem necessaiy, and to direct 
that damages and benefits be assessed for such improve- 
j ments. All of which is respectfully submitted. 
James McCauley, 
1 John J. Knickerbocker, 

I John H. McAvoy, 

) Thomas Carney, 

j Louis Schaffner, 

P. Baggy, 
B. G. Gill, 
S. S. Gardner, 
I Special Committee. 

j liesolved, That the Corporation Counsel be, and he is 
I hereby, directed and instructed to prepare a bill embody- 
I ing the recommendations and suggestions contained in 
I the foregoing report, and to present the same to tliis 
i Counsel for its consideration, before said bill shall be sent 
; to Springfield for adoption by the General Assembly of 
I the State of Illinois. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 
(!ommon Coiuicil assembled. 

Your Special Committee to whom was referred the com- 
munication of the Corporation Counsel in relation to the 
I raising of money for sewerage and other purposes, would 
respectfully beg leave to report that we have had the 
same under advisement, and after careful consideration 
I would recommend that there be levied one and one-half 



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mills on the dollar of all the taxable real and personal 
estate in the city of Chicago for sewereage purposes, said 
tax when collected to be known as the sewerage fund, 
and to be used for no other purposes but the construction 
of sewers in the city of Chicago, and would recommend 
the following section in the sewerage bill drawn by Mr. 
Tuley, Corporation Counsel, as follows: 

It shall and may be lawful for the legislative authority 
of any such city, having, or which may have, water- 
works established in such city, to provide by ordinance 
that the city collector shall receive and collect all such 
water rents or water assessments levied by or by the 
authority of any board of public works, if any, or head 
of the water department of any such city which such 
board or head of department shall require him to receive 
and collect ; and it shall be the duty of such city collector, 
when so required, to receive and collect the same, and to 
pay the same over to such board or head of department, 
as the case may be, when and as often as demanded. 

The legislative authority of any such city, which now 
has or may hereafter have established water works for the 
supply of water to the inhabitants thereof, shall have 
power to annually levy and collect a tax upon the taxable 
real and personal estate of any such city for the extension 
of water mains or pipes therein, and the maintenance of 
such water-works, which tax shall be known as the water 
fund tax, and shall be levied and collected in the same 
manner that other general taxes of any such city are 
levied and collected : Provided, That the board of public 
works of such city, if any, or the head of the water de- 
partment of such city shall first certify to such legisla- 
tive authority the amount that will be necessary for such 
purposes, and shall further certify that the revenue or 
income from such water-works will be insufficient there- 
for. 

Any such city which may now have or may hereafter 
have established any water-works, shall, in addition to 
the powers which such city or any department thereof now 
or may hereafter have to assess and collect water rents or 
assessments upon lots or grounds upon which there may 
be a building, have power to authorize the authorities of 
any such city charged with the power or duty of assess- 
ing or collecting the said water rents or assessments, to 
assess and collect upon and from all lots of ground which 
abut or join upon any street or highway in which the dis- 
tributing pipes of such water-works are or may hereafter 



be laid, an annual water rate or assessment such as the 
authorities so charged with assessing such other water 
rents and assessments shall deem just and equitable ; 
such water rates or assessments to be levied and collected 
in the same manner as such other water rent and assess- 
ments are levied and collected. Provided, however, No 
such water rate or assessment upon such lots of ground 
on which there shall be buildings in whole or part, shall 
exceed in any one year an amount equal to eight cents 
for each foot of any such lots or grounds so abutting upon 
or adjoining any street or highway in which such distribu- 
ting pipes are laid. 

Whenever in any such city there now is or shall be 
hereafter established, as a part of the municipal govern- 
ment of the city, a board of police, the mayor of such 
city shall be ex-officio a member of such board. The 
mayor of any such city shall be presiding officer of the 
city counsel, and shall have a vote in such council in cases 
of a tie vote. 

The city council of any such city shall have the power 
to fix the salaries of all its officers. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. S. Powell, 
S. S. Gardner. 

And your Committee would recommend the passage of 
the following order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be requested 
to draw a bill embodying the above, to be presented to 
the Legislature of the State of Illinois for their consider- 
ation, and to report the same to this Council at its next 
regular meeting. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. McAvoy demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Coey, Thompson, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Bateham, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, Mc- 
Cauley, Busse, Mr. President — 26. 

iVoes— Knickerbocker, Montgomery, McAvoy, Daggy, 
Geo. Powell, Wilce— 6. 

And the Council stood adjourned, 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, MARCH 20th, 1871. 



Present — Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgom- 
ery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson,Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Mc- 
Cotter, Campbell, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Devine, Busse. 

Ahsent—Md. Dixon, Daggy, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Glade, Witbeck, Clarke, and Mr. President. 

The presiding oflBcer being absent. Aid. Schintz moved 
that Aid Gill take the chair. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Schaffner moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held March 13, 1871, and of the adjourned regu- 
lar meeting held March 16, 1871, be approved without be- 
ing read. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMrXICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

The Clerk presented a communication from his Honor 
the Mayor, nominating Geo. H. Laflin as a member of the 
Board or Guardians of the Reform School, which, on mo- 
tion of Aid. McAvoy, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Petition of citizens engaged in the business of white- 
washing and chimney-sweeping, asking the Common 



Council for the passage of an ordinance regulating such 



Aid. Schintz moved that the petition be referred to the 
Committee on Fire and Water. 
The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Albert De Lang for a free peddler's license 
Aid. Schaffner moved that the prayer of the petition be 
granted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of T. B. Bridges, asking reimbursement of 
money paid by him for costs in a chancery suit, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of citizens for a sewer in Hunt street, from 
Rucker to Elizabeth street, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petitition of C. C. Tilden, for compensation for damages 
sustained to his buggj-, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of citizens for water main on Rose street, be- 
tween Chicago avenue and Cornell street, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of John McArthur, 



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Commissioner of the Board of Public Works, as required 
by the Charter amendments of 1869. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication of Aid. Somers, relative to the con- 
struction of a fence around the New City Bridewell, with 
an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the resolution be adopted. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the communication, together 
with the resolution, be referred to the Committee on Pub- 
lic Buildings, which motion prevailed. 

Petition of citizens for the planking of the alley be- 
tween Chicago avenue and Oak street, and between Bre- 
mer and Wessen streets. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the petition be referred to 
the Board of Public Works, with instructions to comply 
with the request of the petitioners. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bailey presented an ordinance changing the name 
of Coolidge street to that of Thirteenth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
West Division, 

Aid, Whitaker moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^2/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Thompson, Whitaker, 
Schmitz — 5. 

^oes— Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Tracey, Batter- 
man, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Schmidt 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine) 
Busse— 26. 

Aid. Wilce presented a communication covering a reso- 
lution in relation to giving the use of the Council Cham- 
ber to the State Senate. 

Aid. McCauley moved to refer to the Committee on Pub- 
lic Buildings. 

The Chair decided that the resolution must be so re- 
ferred. 

Aid. Montgomery appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

The question being, " Shall the Chair be sustained ?" 

Aid. Montgomery demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
Chair was sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes— Otis, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson,Whitaker, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, 
Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Devine, Busse— 28. 

Foes— Montgomery,— 1 . 

Aid. Tyler asked to be excused from serving on the 
committee for inviting the Legislature to meet in Chi- 
cago, and moved that Aid. McCauley be substituted for 
him. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCauley moved that this Council tender this 
Council Chamber to the Legislature of this State for the 
use of the Senate, provided the Legislature holds an ad- 
journed session at Chicago the coming autumn or winter. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution directing the con- 
struction of a culvert at the Northwestern railroad cross- 
ing on Madison street, and the planking of the crossings 
on Wilcox, Adams and Van Buren streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Campbell presented a resolution in relation to a 
sidewalk on Monroe street, from Western avenue to Camp- 
bell avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Schintz moved to reconsider the vote by which the 
resolution of Aid. Wilce, in relation to giving the use of 
the Council Chamber to the State Senate, was referred to 
the Committee on Public Buildings. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the resolution be adopted. 

Aid. Walsh objected to its adoption. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the Council do now adjourn, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

10 



The motion was lost by the following vote : 
Ayes — Somers, Thompson, Whitaker, Schmitz, Bateham, 
Wilce, McCotter, GiU, Tyler, Schmidt— 10. 

JVoes— Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, Walsh, Gardner, Shell, 
McGrath, Buehler, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Devine, Busse — 20. 

By consent. Aid. Otis presented a resolution directing 
the Board of Education to report to the Council a site for 
the Dearborn School, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Walsh Demanded the ayes and noes, and the reso- 
lution was adopted by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Tracey ,Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, 
Bateham, Wilce, McCotter, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaff- 
rey, McCauley, Devine — 26. 

Noes — Batterman, Walsh, Gardner, Busse — 4. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Board of Education be and they are 
hereby requested to immediately report to this Council a 
suitable location whereon to erect a building to take the 
place of the Dearborn School, said school site having been 
advertised for by the City Comptroller, and proposals 
having been submitted to said Board of Education early 
in January last. 

Aid. Buehler presented a resolution for a sidewalk on 
the West side of Cleaver street, from Milwaukee avenue 
to Division street, which was 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution for the opening of 
an alley from Pearson street to Hinsdale street, between 
Sedgwick and Market streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Hickey presented the petition of John Harkis for 
a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, was 
Granted. 

Aid. Schintz moved to reconsider the vote by which the 
resolution in relation to building a fence around the new 
City Bridewell was referred. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to waive the engrossment of the 
resolution. 

Aid. Walsh demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion was lost by the following vote, there not being the 
requisite majority : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Bat- 
terman, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, McCotter, Gard- 
ner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schintz, Schaff- 
ner, Carney, McCaffrey. McCauley, Devine, Busse — 29. 

JVoes— Walsh, Schmidt— 2. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the resolution be referred to the 
Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed, 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance relative to widening the river at Polk street, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Also, 

A report on the quality and ingredients of the artesian 
well water at the new City Bridewell, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Carney, ordered to be published, and 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

The following is the report: 

Office of the Board of Pxjbiic Works, \ 
ChicagC, March 20, 1871. J 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

By a resolution of the Council of Feb. 20, 1871; the 
Board of Public Works were directed to report " as to the 
fitness of the artesian well water at the new City Bride- 
well for general use." 

For the purpose of determining as to the quality of the 
Bridewell water, the Board have had an analysis made by 
Prof. Blanoy, and another by Prof. Siebel,,both of which 
are appended to this report. 



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Kelying upon these reports, and upon all the informa- 
tion which the Board are able to obtain concerning the 
f(uality of this water, they have come to the conclusion 
that it is unsuitable either for drinking, cooking, washing 
or steam purposes. It can, however, be made available 
for flushing sewers, cleaning cells, &c. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. McArthur, 
W. H. Cartkr, 
R. Prindiville, 
Board of Public Works. 

Chicago, March 13, 1871. 
F. H. Bailey, Esq., Secretary of Board of Public "Works, 

City of Chicago. 

Sir : This is to certify that I have examined a speci- 
men of water submitted to me by you, and find the same 
to contain as follows : 

Total solid matter in U. S. gal., 281 cub. in., 61.044 grs. 

This solid matter consists of 

Sulphuric acid 22.863 

Chlorine 5.101 

Carbonic acid (combined) 9.719 

Lime 10.205 

Magnesia 4.145 

Soda 5.802 

Sodium (combined with chloilne) 3.309 

Protoxide of Iron 511 

Silica 187 



61.044 



These ingredients exist, by theory, in the water as fol- 
lows : 

Sulphate of lime 24.780 

Sulphate of soda 13,286 

Chloride of sodium 8.415 

Bi-carbonate of magnesia 13.243 

Bi-carbonate of iron 1.131 

Silica 189 



61.044 
Carbonic acid (pu.) 2.258 grs., 5.24 cub. in. 
Respectfully yours, 

J. V. Z. Blaney, 
Analytical and Consulting Chemist. 
To the Board of Public Works. 

Gents : The following is the result of an analysis made 
from the artesian well water from the city Bridewell, to- 
gether with an examination into the usefulness of this 
water for domestic and industrial purposes : 

Result of analysis of one wine gallon of the water in 
grains. 

Grains. 

Carbonic acid 2.G56 

Sulphuric acid 24.074 

Chlorine 6.130 

SiUca y 0.525 

Ammonia 0.138 

Calcium 7.397 

Magnesium 2.671 

Sodium G.899 

Potassium 0.577 

Oxygen combined with these elements 5.735 

Water in combination 5.648 

Organic matter 0.148 

Solid residue 62.598 

Free carbonic acid 2.656 

Water 58252.746 



.58318.000 



Total grains equal to one gallon 

Composition of one wine gallon of water in grains : 

Sulphate of Ume 26.988 

Carbonate of Ume 3.018 

Carbonate of magnesia 2.570 

Chloride of magnesium 6.870 

Chloride of sodium 1.626 

Chloride of ammonia 0.326 

Sulphate of soda 19.242 

Sulphate of potassa 1.285 

Silica 0.525 

Organic matter 0.148 

Solid residiie 62.598 

Free carbonic acid 2.656 

Water 58252.746 



Total 58318.000, equal to 1 gal. 



This water does also contain traces of nitric acid and 
small quantities of atmospheric air in solution. It also 
contains small quantities of sulphuretted hydrogen (sul- 
phurous smell), which substance is however, perceivable 
only in a short time after the water has left the well. Af- 
terwards the substance is decomposed by the oxydizing 
power of the water ; the water is tasteless and colorless, 
has a neutral— a specific gravity of 1.002, and at the time 
it leaves the well a temperature of 58.41 degrees, Fahren- 
heit. The suspended impurities, as detected by Tyndall's 
sunbeam test, do not exceed 1-lOth of those contained in 
the lake water. 

The value of this water for drinking purposes, although 
it cannot be said that this water, by its composition, 
would be injurious to health, there would nevertheless be 
some serious objectians against its general use as a drink- 
ing water. The great amount of sulphate of lime con- 
tained in the same would have a disagreeable effect on 
the digestive organs. The temperature of the water being 
58.41 degrees Fahrenheit, constitutes another objection, as 
the temperature of drinking water ought not to exceed 
53 degrees if it is not intended as an emetic. The rela- 
tive pureness of the water in regard to suspended impuri- 
ties is an advantage which however does not balance the 
above stated objections. 

For washing and cooking this water is very poorly 
adapted. The hardness of the water, by which is under- 
stood the quality of rendering a certain quantity of soap 
useless when applied for washing, is, in accordance with 
the London scale, 38.08 degrees, while that of the lake 
water is only 10.02 degrees, therefore the quantity of soap 
wasted by the use of this water would be four times 
greater as if lake water be used. If we suppose that one 
hundredth part of the water furnished (50,000,000 gallons) 
be used for washing, the amount of soap thus wasted 
would be over 500,000 pounds of good soap per year, but 
if instead of lake water the same amount of artesian well 
water be used, the waste of soap would amount to 2,000,- 
000 pounds per year ; but aside of this there would be also 
a great waste of labor which would naturally cause a 
greater wear upon the clothing. For cooking pui-poses this 
water encounters the same objections. While tea boiled 
with lake water is a clear liquid of agreeable taste, the same 
quantity of tea treated with the artesian well water gives 
a turbid liquid of a poor taste, and I should judge that about 
twice the quantity of tea would be required to yield a 
beverage equal to that prepared by lake water. For 
other domestic purposes, such as cooking of peas, beans, 
meats, &c., it may be taken for granted it would take one 
and a half the time to do them well as if lake water be 
used. 

Some waters, namely those which contain large quanti- 
ties of carbonate lime and magnesia, lose a good deal of 
their hardness by boiling, or by an addition of lime-water, 
as it is practiced by some London waters. This water is 
only reduced six degrees, which is not sufiicient to atone 
for the trouble and expense in heating the water in this 
manner on a large scale. 

If the experience of the brewers of Munich (Bavaria) 
is taken in consideration, this water would be extremely 
well fitted for the brewing of beer. For similar reasons 
its use for dyeing operations would also be an advantage. 
For the generation of steam, this water is almost value- 
less, as the amount of incrustation which it would form 
in the boiler is not only very considerable, but also very 
hard and difficult to remove. The improving of the wa- 
ter for this purpose, by means of carbonate of soda, chlo- 
ride of barytes, or other efiicient means, will cost from 
about 6 to 25 cents per 100 gallons of water, according to 
the value of the substances used. 

The actions of this water on iron I have studied by 
bringing pulvei-ized iron in contact with this water, as 
well as with distilled water and lake water. While the 
distilled and the lake water had no perceivable effect on 
the iron, I find that the action of the artesian well water 
on the iron, during a space of twenty hours had been so 
considerable that the whole liquid had turned green, and 
the iron particles covered with a green film, the hydrated 
ferrosaferric oxide produced by a strong oxidizing power 
of the water. Distilled water, in which had been dissolv- 
ed the ingredients in different proportions, namely, in 
those of the analysis of the water, had a similar effect 
upon iron, but very slight in comparison to that of the ar- 
tesian well water. 

It appears that the oxidizing power of this water is at- 
tributable to microscopical beings which can be detected 
in this water, and of %vhich certain species (navicullae and 
gaillonellse) are powerful sources of oxygen. This water 



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in its composition, appears to be peculiarly favorable to 
the development of these animalculse. 

Be this as it may, it is a fact that this water has a most 
destructive action on iron, which might result in very la- 
mentable consequences if this water be taken into general 
use. 

On the question whether this water, in the course of 
time, will acquire better qualities, I do not venture an 
opinion; it seems to me, however, that the argument 
used by Prof. Delafontaine, in a lecture to the Academy 
of Sciences, in support of an opinion to the aifirmative, is 
not well founded. If the bottom of our Western prairies, 
under which the water runs, is impregnated with salty 
water, it is not probable that the water of the artesian 
wells should dissolve them, as such an artesian flow of 
water underground presupposes an overlying strata of 
waterproof clay, thereby excluding the action of the water 
on the salty matter contained in the upper porous ground. 
Respectfully yours, 

John E. Siebel, 
Professor of Chemistry, Chicago Industrial School. 

Chicago, March 20, 1871. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for filling and planking a space 
sixteen feet wide in "West Twenty-second street, from east 
line of Morgan street to west line of Throop street ; 

A report and ordinance repealing the ordinance and 
annulling the assessment for improvement of Fulton 
street, from Clinton street to Sangamon street; both of 
which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Joint Committee 

on Fire and Water and Police on the purchase of a lot for 

' fire and police purposes near Ward's rolling mill, and an 

1 accompanying order, laid over and published March 6, 

1871. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the engrossment of the order 
be waived. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote. 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
i McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, 
Busse— 31 

Noes — None. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report and pass 
the order therin recommended. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote. 

AyesSomers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, 
Busse— 31 

Noes — None 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is hereby or- 
dered to purchase lot 53 in sub-lot 3, block 18, Sheffield's 
Addition to Chicago, from George M. French, provided the 
sum to be paid for said lot do not exceed ($1,500) Fifteen 
Hundred Dollars, and provided the title is found good by 
the Corporation Counsel. 

Also. 

The report of Committee on Police on bids for a police 
station in the vicinity of Archer avenue and Deering 
street, with an accompanying order laid over and publish- 
ed March 6th, 1871. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the report be concurred in and 
the engrossment of the order be waived. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, 



Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, 
Busse. — 31 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote. 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, 
Busse — 31. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, that the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
authorized and instructed to purchase, for the use of the 
Police Department, the following described lots of land, 
at a total price not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 
Provided, however, that the title to said lots is found to be 
good, after examination by the Corporation Counsel : Lots 
on Deering street, being 50 feet on Deering street and 
115 feet to an alley, and numbered as sub-lots 22 and 23 
of lot 3, block 20, Canal Trustees' subdivision of south 
fractional section 29, town 39, range 14, and now owned 
by David Martin. 

Aid. Schintz asked to be excused from serving on the 
special committee to invite the State Legislature to assem- 
ble in Chicago, and moved that Aid. Busse be appointed 
in his place. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

A report of the Committee on Schools on the communi- 
cation of Aid. Holden relative to salaries paid to teachers 
of public schools, with an accompanying resolution, laid 
over and published Feb. 20, 1871. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the report be placed on file. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report be concurred in, 
and the resolution be adopted. 

The presiding officer called Aid. Montgomery to the 
chair. 

After debate. 

Aid. McAvoy called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

Questions being on motion of Aid. McAvoy. 

Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Coey, McAvoy, Tracey, Walsh, Mc- 
Cotter, Gardner, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse — 12 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Schmitz, Bailey, 
Bateham, Wilce, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, Devine — 15 

Question recurring on motion of Aid. Schintz to place 
on file. 

Aid. McCotter demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote. 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Schmitz, 
Bailey, Bateham, Wilce, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, De- 
vine, — 19. 

Noes — Somers, McAvoy, Tracey, Walsh, Schaffner, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Busse— 8. 

Also, 

The report of the Committee on Fire and Water, in re- 
lation to the purchase of additional fire alarm boxes, and 
an accompanying resolution, laid over and published 
March 6th, 1871. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report, and refer 
the resolution to the Clerk for engrossment. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the subject matter be 
postponed for one week. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING, MARCH 27th, 1871. 



Presents- AM. Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S.Powell, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Camp- 
bell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse. 

Absent — Aid. Dixon, Bailey, and Mr. President. 

The President being absent. Aid. McCauley moved that 
Aid. Daggy take the chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

I 
MINUTES. I 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the minutes of the regular i 
meeting held March 20, 1871, be approved without read- i 
ing. ! 

The motion prevailed. j 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Petition of citizens asking that the street lying between 
Schiller street and North avenue, and between Franklin 
and Wells streets, in Bronson's Addition to Chicago, be 
be named " Weeland street," was 

Keferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision. 

Remonstrance of Mrs. Rosa Hamell against the opening 
of West Oak street was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Petition of George J. Colby in relation to putting light- 
ning rods on the new City Bridewell was 
Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

Remonstrance of George F. Sinclair against construct- 
ing the open approach to the LaSalle street tunnel, until 
damages have been awarded and paid, was 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Mrs. Sarah Levine for a free peddler's license 
was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of W. H. Stickney et al. for lamp posts on 
Sedgwick street, between Wisconsin and Center streets 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for the opening of Thirty-third 
street, from Halsted streets to the western city limits was 
Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Communication from Aid. Sheil, asking the Board of 
Public Works to prepare an ordinance for the macadm- 
izing of Paulina street, from West Lake street to West 
Indiana street was 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Charles B. Greene and others for the sup- 
pression of the Winter Garden or Olympic Theatre, situ- 
ated on the comer of Clark and Monroe streets was 

Referred to Committee on Police, 

Petition of Hyman Isaacs for a free peddler's license 
was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Remonstrance of citizens against the planking of Wes t 
Twenty-second street, from Throop street to Morgan street, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 



Petition of citizens for eight lamp posts on Seward 
street, between Sixteenth and Eighteenth streets was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on the west side of 
Union street, from Twenty-second street to Limiber street. 
Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Communication from Aid. Hickey, covering a resolu- 
tion requiring Isaac R. Diller or his assigns to plank 
Union street, from Twenty-second street to Lumber street. 

Aid. Hickey moved that the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, directed to I'equire Isaac R. Diller or his as- 
signs, now operating the railroad track in Union street, 
from Twenty-second street to Lumber street, to forthwith 
plank said street, as required by section 3 of the ordinance 
granting the privilege to lay said railroad track in said 
street, passed June 29, 1869. 

Petition of citizens and property ownera on the north 
side of Tyler and the south side of Forquer street, asking 
for the curbing and cindering of the alley running east 
and west between said streets was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for the opening of Hinsdale street, 
from its western terminus through to Sedgwick street, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Communication from Aid. Buehler covering a resolution 
in relation to the improvement of West Division street. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to compel the contractor for curbing 
and filling West Division street, from the North Branch 
to Milwaukee avenue, to complete the work at once, and 
if he should delay or refuse to complete said improvement, 
then the Commissioners are requested to complete said im- 
provement at the expense of said contractor. 

Petition of citizens for a sidewalk on the west side of 
BisseU street, from Clay street to Center street, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Buehler presented a communication covering a 
preamble and resolution relative to the assessment for the 
opening of Milwaukee avenue, and moved the adoption of 
the resolution. 

Aid. Otis moved that the communication be referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the West Division. 

Aid. Schintz moved to lay the motion of Aid. Otis on 
the table, which motion prevailed. 

Question being on motion of Aid. Buehler to adopt the 
resolution, Aid. Knickerbocker demanded the ayes and 
noes, and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Schmitz, Hickey, Witbeck, Campbell, G^ardner, Sheil, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse— 22. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Batterman, W. S. Powell,, George PoweU, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Schaffner — 15. 

The following are the preamble and resolution as 
adopted : 

Whereas, Certain parties who seem to make it their 
special business to defeat all public improvement when- 
ever it lays in their power to do so, and, 

Whereas, The objections of such parties to the third 
assessment for the opening and extending of Milwaukee 
avenue, from Desplaines to Lake streets, by the Superior 
Court, have been sustained, such action being unjust and 



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whally uncalled for, and causing a continued and vexa- 
tious delay in the opening of said Milwaukee avenue ; 
and, 

Whereas, A large portion of the property holders 
have already paid in their required assessment, part of 
which money having been expended, and the balance re- 
maining in the city treasury, thereby depriving the right- 
ful parties of its use and benefits, such action is unjust and 
against the interest of all good citizens and tax-payers ; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works Commission- 
ers be, and they are hereby, requested to report at this 
Council at its next regular meeting, whether they intend 
to commence at once the opening of said avenue so far as 
the funds already paid in will justify, or refund the money 
with interest to those parties who have already paid their 
assessment for said improvement. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a communication covering 
preamble and resolution in relation to fast driving on the 
Sabbath, and moved the adoption of the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the preamble and resolution as 
adopted : 

Whereas, Constant complaint has been made with re- 
regard to a persistent violation of the Sabbath on the part 
of certain licensed parties who engage in horse trading, 
racing and jockeying on that day, to the great annoyance 
of quiet and law abiding citizens (more especially on East 
Twelfth street) ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Board of Police are hereby requested 
to use greater diligence in the effort to suppress violations 
of our city ordinances in this regard. 

Aid. Schintz moved to amend rule 43 of the rules and 
order of business, so that the same shall read as follows . 

" These rules may be temporarily suspended by consent 
of two-thirds of all the members present, but shall not be 
repealed, altered or amended, unless by concurrence of 
two-thirds of all the Aldermen elected." 

Aid. McCauley called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

Question being on motion of Aid. Schintz, Aid. McCau- 
ley demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion was lost 
by the following vote, there not being the requisite ma- 
jority: 

%es— Somers, Coey, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, 
Campbell!, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse — 22. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Daggy, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George Pow- 
ell, Bateham,Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter Witbeck— 15. 

Petition of citizens and residents on Warren avenue, 
asking that the grade on said Warren avenue, between 
Washington street and Madison street, may not be raised, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Tracey introduced a resolu- 
tion requesting the Police Commissioners to insert in their 
annual estimate a suflBcient amount to provide a suit of 
cloihes for each and every patrolman, which was 

Eeferred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Charles Macalister and others for a sidewalk 
on Lytle street, from Taylor street to Gilpin place, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering a pre- 
amble and resolution, relative to draining a low piece of 
ground east of South Park avenue, by the South Park 
Commissioners. 

Aid. Whitaker moved that the preamble and resolution 
be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the preamble and resolution as 
adopted : 

Whereas, The building, piling up and grading, by the 
South Park Commissioners, of the boulevard known as 
South Park avenue, between Thirty-seventh and Thirty- 
ninth streets, have caused a low tract of land, of several 
acres, on the east side of said avenue, to be overflowed 
with water to a greater extent than before the construc- 
tion of said boulevard ; and the making of said boulevard 



has closed up the natural outlet of the water which accu- 
mulates at that place, and there is no way for the present 
of drawing off said water, except into the South Park 
avenue sewer ; and whereas the existence of said pond of 
water is injurious to the health and comfort of the resi- 
dents of that neighborhood, therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Chi- 
cago, that the South Park Commissioners be, and they are 
hereby, requested to construct, at their expense, a tempo- 
rary catch-basin on the east line of South Park avenue in 
the sidewalk, and connect the same with the South Park 
avenue sewer, so as to drain off the water from the low 
ground on the east side of said avenue, between Thirty- 
seventh and Thirty-ninth streets, and that the City Clerk 
furnish a copy of this preamble and resolution to said Park 
Commissioners. 

REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented a report covering a com- 
munication from David Martin, refusing to sell lot corner 
of Archer avenue and Deering street for $1,500, and ask- 
ing $1,600 for the same, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Health presented a report asking the 
Council to make provisions for free bathing houses, which 
was 

RefeiTed to Committee on Police. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McCauley presented an or- 
der authorizing the Comptroller to pay David Martin $100 
in addition to the sum authorized to be paid for his lot 
corner of Archer avenue and Deering street, by order 
passed March 20, 1871. 

Aid. Schintz moved to waive the engrossment of the or- 
der. 

The motion prevailed, by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Aijes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham,;Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, 
Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 



Noes — Walsh — 1. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the order be passed, and de- 
manded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey,W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gard- 
ner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse— 37. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
authorized to pay David Martin one hundred dollars 
additional to the sum authorized by order passed March 
20, 1871, for purchase of sub-lots 22 and 23 of lot 3, 
block 20, Canal Trustees' Subdivision of south fractional 
section 29, town 39, range 14, located on Deering street, 
and for use of Police Department. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and or- 
dinance for sidewalk on east side of Reuben street, from 
West Division street to Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McGrath, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey ,W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gard- 
ner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse~37. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Whitohouse place (or Thirtieth street), from Garibaldi 
street to Wentworth avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schintz, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 



March 27,] 



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flsYi. 



jlygs — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey. 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse — :^j7. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of 
Ray street, from South Park avenue to Prairie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gardner, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, "Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse — 37. 

Noes— 'None. 



^z/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey,W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gard- 
ner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse — :37. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of Bur- 
ling street, from Sophia street to Webster avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schmidt, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^?/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce,Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse — 37. 

Noes — None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of 
Pratt street, from North Green street to Milwaukee 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McGrath, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^j^es_Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell. George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gard- 
ner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse— 37. 
JVbes— None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of 
West Jackson street, from Ashland avenue to Southwestern 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gardner, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^„es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse — 37. 
JVbes— None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Crossing street, from Ridgeville road to Elston avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Buehler, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by -ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^yes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse— 37. 
Noes — None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Mantene court, from Milwaukee avenue to the southern 
terminus of Mantene court. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McGrath, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse — 37. 
Noes — None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of Day- 
ton street, from Sophia street to Clay street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Tyler, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Fire and Water in relation to 
fire alarm telegraph boxes ; laid over and published March 
6, 1871. 

Aid. Walsh moved to refer the resolution recommended 
by the Committee to the Clerk for engrossment. 

Aid. Schintz moved to lay the motion of Aid. Walsh on 
the table, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion of Aid. Schintz was lost by the foUovring 
vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Daggy, Schmitz, Batterman, 
W. S. Powell, Gardner, Gill, Tyler, Schintz, Schaffner, 
Clarke, Busse— 13. 

;^oes — Somers, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Whitaker, Hickey, George Powell, Bateham,Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine — 21. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Walsh, Aid. 
Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and the resolution 
was referred to the Clerk for engrossment by the follow- 
ing vote : 

Ayes— Sovaevs, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Whitaker, Tracey, Hickey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, Gardner, Sheil,Gill, McGrath, Buehler,Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse — 27. 

JVbes— Knickerbocker, Otis, Daggy, Schmitz, Batterman, 
W. S. Powell, McCotter, Witbeck— 8. 

Report of Committee on Schools on the communication 
of the Board of Education in relation to the removal of 
the old Kinzie School building, and the erection of a new 
one on the same grounds ; laid over and published Feb. 
20, 1871. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report, and place 
it on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schintz moved to adopt the recommendation of the 
Board of Education, i. e., that the Board of Public Works 
be directed to erect a suitable school building on the Kin- 
zie School lot. 

Aid. Otis moved to lay the motion of Aid. Schintz on 
the table, and 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys South Di- 
vision, on report and ordinance for vacating alley lying 
south and adjoining sub-lots, 1 to 10, inclusive, in lots 1, 
4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10, in block 1, in west part Samuel Ellis' 
Addition to Chicago ; laid over and published Feb. 20,1871. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the ordinance be passed: 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

^z/es-Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, 
Shell, Gin, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse— 37. 

Noes — None. 



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The following is the ordinance as passed : 

OEDINANCE 

Vacating alley lying south and adjoining sub-lots 1 to 10, 
inclusive, in lots 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10, in block 1, in 
west part of Samuel Ellis' Addition to Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the alley lying south and adjoining sub- 
lots 1 to 10, inclusive, in lots 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10, in block 
1 of the west part of Samuel Ellis' Addition to Chicago, as 
represented on the plat which is hereto appended and 
made a part of this ordinance, be and the same is hereby 
vacated. 

. Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, on the report and ordinance for the vacation of 
Thorn street ; laid over and published Feb. 27, 1871. 

Aid. Schmidt moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, 
Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schlntz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse— 37. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE 

for the vacation of Thorn street. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Thorn street, running east and west 
through block 28, Canal Trustees' subdivision of section 
33, town 40 north, range 14 east, as shown by the plat 
hereto annexed, marked "A," be, and the same is hereby, 
vacated : Provided, The owner of said block 28 shall im- 
mediately make and cause to be placed on record a new 
subdivision of said block, as shown on a plat annexed to 
this ordinance, marked " B." 

Sec. 2. That the plats hereto annexed, marked " A " 
and " B," respectively, be, and the same are hereby, made 
a part of this ordinance. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Divi- 
sion, on the petition of Fred Edler and others, praying to 
be refunded money paid for opening Milwaukee avenue ; 
laid over and published Feb. 27, 1871. 

Aid. Buehler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Local Assessments on the ordi- 
nance for repealing the ordinance and annulling the as- 
sessment for improving Belden avenue, and adverse there- 
to ; laid over and published Feb. 27, 1871. 

Aid. Tyler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Police on ordinance to amend 
sec. 11, chap. 36 of the Revised Ordinances entitled " Rail- 
roads ; " laid over and published March 6, 1871. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCauley moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance recommended by the Committee, and demanded 
the ayes and noes : 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, 
Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse — 33. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the ordinance be passed, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance passed by the 
following vote: 

Ajjes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, George Powell, Bateham,Wilce Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 



Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schaffner, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse — 32. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

amending Section 11, Chapter 36, Revised Ordinances,1866, 

entitled " Railroads." 
B^ it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

That Section 11, of Chapter 36, of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1866, entitled " Railroads," be, and the same is 
hereby, amended to read as follows : 

Section 11. All railroad companies whose track or 
tracks cross or intersect any of the streets in the city of 
Chicago, east of the west line of Western avenue, or 
north of the south line of Egan avenue, and also at all 
crossings of street or horse railways, shall station, keep, 
and maintain at all times, at their own expense, at each 
and every of said street and railroad crossings, a flagman, 
whose duty it shall be to signal persons traveling in the 
direction of any or either of the crossings and warn them 
of the approach of any locomotive, engine, or any im- 
pending danger, and at each and all crossings of street or 
horse-railways there shall be erected by and kept and 
maintained at their own expense by the railroad company 
whose track such street or horse-railway may cross or in- 
tersect, a bell-tower not less than fifteen feet in height, and 
in which tower shall be placed a good and sufficient bell, 
similar to the bell used on the draw-bridges over the Chi- 
cago river and its branches, which bell shall be rung by 
the flagman or person in charge of such crossing to warn 
all persons in vehicles and street-cars, or other convey- 
ances, of the approach of any locomotive, engine, train of 
cars, or other danger, and said bells shall be kept ringing 
until such locomotive, engine, or train of cars shall have 
passed over such crossing, and it shall be deemed safe for 
persons and street cars or other conveyances to pass or 
cross such railroad track. This ordinance shall take effect 
from and after its passage and publication, and section 11, 
chapter 36, of Revised Ordinances, 1866, entitled railroads, 
is hereby repealed. 

Report of Select Committee on the communications of 
M. F. Tuley, Corporation Counsel, and Aid. Daggy, in re- 
lation to the provisions of the bill before the General As- 
sembly, known as the Tuley bill ; laid over and published 
March 17, 1871. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the majority report. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that all the reports be placed 
on file. 

Aid. McCauley moved to lay the motion of Aid. W. S. 
Powell on the table, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Coey, Wilce, Schaffner, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse — 8. 

Noes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, Mc- 
Cotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, McCaffrey— 26. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved as an amendment to the 
motion of Aid. Powell to concur in the second report, as 
printed in the proceedings of March 17. 

Aid. Glade moved to lay the motion of Aid. Knicker- 
bocker on the table, and 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCauley moved as an amendment to the motion 
of Aid. Powell, that the reports be taken up seriatim. 

The motion prevailed. 

AD.JOURNMENT. 

Aid. Somers moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

J !/e.s— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Schmitz, Bat- 
terman, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Carney — 17. 

JVbes— McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, W. 
S. Powell, George Powell, Wilce, Gardner, Gill, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse — 15. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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SPECIAL MEETING, MARCH 30th, 1871 



Present — Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Mont- 
gomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Battennan, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Geo. 
Powell, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Sheil, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schaffner, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, and Mr. President. 

Abse»t^-Ald. Dixon, Bailey, Bateham, Campbell, Gard- 
ner, Tyler, Schintz, and Carney. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Montgomery demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote: 

^?/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Daggy, Schmitz, McCotter, 
Witbeck— 6. 

Noes — Somers, Montgomery, Thompson, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Walsh, 
Glade, Shiel, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schaffner, Clarke, 
Devine — 17. 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the following call for the meeting : 
C. T. Hotchkiss, Qty Clerk. 

Sir: You will please call a special meeting of the 
Common Council for Thursday evening, March 30, to con- 
sider engrossed resolutions, orders and ordinances : 

Aid. J. J. McGrath, 
Aid. K. G. Schmidt, 
Aid. John Buehler, 
Aid. J. H. McAvoY, 
Aid. W. S. Powell, 

Chicago, March 27, 1871. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the call be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed order authorizing the 
erection of a twelve room primary school building on the 
site in the vicinity of Calumet avenue and Twenty-sixth 
street, the price therefor not to exceed $20,000. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the order be passed, and de- 
manded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was passed by the 
following vote • 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Geo. Powell, Walsh, Glade, Mc- 
Cotter, Witbeck, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schaffner, 
Clarke, Devine, Mr. President — 25. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, instructed to cause to be erected, on the lot on 
Calumet avenue and Twenty-sixth street, a twelve-room 
primary school building, in conformity with the plans to 
be submitted by the Board of Education, similar to the 
Brown School primary building erected last year, the cost 
of said building not to exceed twenty thousand dollars 
($20,000) ; and that the specifications for said work be so 
carefully drawn that no extras shall be paid for any work 
on said uviilding after the contracts therefor shall be let 
to the lowest responsible bidder. 
Also, 

An engrossed resolution authorizing the erection |of a 
twelve room primary school building on the site corner of 
Lincoln street and Fourth street, the price therefor not to 
exceed $20,000. 

Aid. McCotter moved that the j-esolution be adopted, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed, and the resolution was adopted 
by the following vote : 

^ Ayen — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Mc- 
Avoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickev, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Walsh, McCotter, 
Whitbeck, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Beuhler, Schaffner, 
Clarke, Devine, Mr. President — 24. 
Noes — None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, instructed to cause to be erected on the lot 



comer of Lincoln and Fourth streets, a twelve-i'oomed 
primary school building, in conformity with plans to be 
submitted by the Board of Education, similar to the 
Brown School Primary building erected last year, the cost 
of said building not to exceed twenty thousand dollai-s 
;$20,000), and that the specifications for said work be so 
carefully drawn that no extras shall be paid for any work 
on said building after the contracts therefor shall be let to 
the lowest responsible bidder. 

Also, 

An engrossed resolution authorizing the Board of Fire 
and Police Commissioners to exchange the old crank fire 
alarm telegraph boxes for automatic boxes. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the resolution be adopted. 

Aid. Daggy moved to amend the resolution by striking 
out all after the word "Resolved," and inserting the fol- 
lowing : 

"That the Mayor and City Comptroller, under the ad- 
vice of the Counsel to the Corporation be, and they are 
hereby, authorized and directed to enter into a contract 
with the Automatic Fire Alarm Company, of Leetonia, 
Ohio, for said Company to manufacture and deliver, at the 
earliest practicable period, to the city of Chicago, 173 au- 
tomatic fire alarm boxes, and as many more as the city 
may require, at a price not exceeding $130 each, and on 
the terms and conditions submitted to the Common Coun- 
cil in a proposal made and dated on the 25th day of Au- 
gust, 1870, and renewed in a communication submitted to 
this Council on the 6th day of March, 1871, provided said 
Company allow the city, in part payment therefor, $30 for 
each and every crank box now in use, and give to the city 
a satisfactory bond of indemnity against any and all suits 
or claims for damages for infringement of patents, if any, 
on the use of said boxes, that may be brought or claimed 
against the city of Chicago relating thereto, by any per- 
son, persons or corporation." 

Aid. Montgomery moved to lay the amendment on the 
table, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The amendment was laid on the table by the following 
vote : 

J?/es— Somers, Montgomery, Thompson, Whitaker, Tra- 
cey, Hickey. W. S. Powell, George Powell, Walsh, Glade, 
Sheil, McGrath, Buehler Schmidt, McCaffrey, Clarke, 
Devine~17. 

iVbes— Knickerbocker, Otis, Daggy, Schmitz, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Gill, Schaffner, Mr President— 9. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^2/e«— Knickerbocker,' Otis, Coey, Daggy, Schmitz, Mc- 
Cotter, Witbeck, Schaffner, Mr. President— 9. 

^oes— Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, Whit- 
aker, Tracey, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Walsh, Glade, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, 
McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine— 19. 

Aid. Otis moved to amend the resolution by striking out 
all after the word "Eesolved," and inserting the words, 
"That the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to advertise for proposals for the fur- 
nishing and erection in complete ivorking order automat- 
ic fire alarm telegraph boxes, and report all such propos- 
als to this Council for further action." 

Aid. Knickerbocker offered as a substitute for the sub- 
ject matter, the following : 

Resolved, That the Mayor and Comptroller of the city of 
Chicago be, and are hereby, authorized and instructed by 
the Common Council to make a contract with the Auto- 
matic Fire Alarm Company of Leetonia, Ohio, to manu- 
facture and furnish the city of Chicago, at the earliest 
practicable period, 173 automatic fire alarm signal boxes 
at $130 each, the city to have the privilege of making 
part payment for same in the old crank boxes now in use 
at $30 each ; said automatic fire alarm boxes to be furnish- 
ed according to the terms and on the conditions offered 



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the city by the said Company in its proposal of Aug. 25, 
1870, and renewed by said Company March 12, 1871. 

After debate, 

Aid. Hickey called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question being taken on the substitute of Aid. 
Knickerbocker, Aid. McGrath demanded the ayes and 
noes, and the substitute was lost by the following vote . 

^j/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Daggy, Schmitz, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Buehler, Schaifner, Busse— 10. 

jVoes— Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, Whit- 
aker,Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George 
Powell, Walsh, Glade, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Schmidt, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine— 20. 

The question then being on the amendment offered by 
Aid. Otis, the ayes and noes were called, and the amend- 
ment was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Daggy, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Gill, Schafifner, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President — 11. 

Noes — Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson, Whit- 
taker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, , Hickey, W. S. Pow- 
ell, George Powell, Walsh, Glade, Shiel, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine — 20. 

The question then recurring on the motion of Aid. 
Walsh, to adopt the resolution, Aid. Knickerbocker de- 



manded the ayes and noes, and the resolution was adopted 
by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, McAvoy, Thompson , 
Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, George Powell, Walsh, Glade, Shell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Buehler, Schmidt, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine— 23. 

iVoes— Knickerbocker, Coey, Daggy, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Schaffner, Busse, Mr. President~8. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Eesolved, That the Board of Fire and Police Commiss- 
ioners be, and they are hereby, authorized to expend the 
amount necessary to exchange the old crank fire-alarm 
telegraph boxes now in use, for automatic boxes, and to 
purchase what additional automatic boxes may be re- 
quired, from the appropriation made for that purpose, and 
adopt such automatic boxes as to them may seem best. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the Council do now adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

CityClerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, APRIL 3d, 1871 



Present— Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Geo. 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Busse, and Mr. President. 

Absent — Aid. Dixon, Campbell, Schintz, and Devine. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Glade moved that the minutes of the regular meet- 
ing held March 27, 1871, and of the special meeting held 
March 30, 1871, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Whitaker presented a remonstrance against any 
action being taken toward suppressing the Olympic Thea- 
ter, which was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Petition of property owners on Thirty-first street, be- 
tween Wabash and Michigan avenues, for water pipe on 
said street, was, on motion of Aid Whitaker, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Knickerbocker presented the petition of Mrs. 
Johannes Hohner for compensation for personal injuries 
caused by falling through a defective sidewalk, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of citizens for changing the name of West Jack- 
son street, between Hoyne and Leavitt streets, to that of 
Pratt Place, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision. 

Aid. Tyler presented the draft of an ordinance to name 
the street running north from Center street, between 
Sedgwick and Clark streets, " Lane place," and moved 
that the engrossment of the ordinance be waived. 

The motion was lost by the followiug vote, there not 
being the requisite vote in the affirmative : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, Clarke, Mr. President — 28. 

Noes — None. 

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Aid. Tracey moved to refer the ordinance to the Clerk 
for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tracey presented the petition of Patrick Glynn 
for a free peddler's license, and moved that the prayer of 
the petitioner be granted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tracey presented the petition of citizens praying 
to be refunded excess of assessment for paving Archer 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Tracey presented a communication covering a reso- 
lution in relation to the assessment for paving Archer 
avenue, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to report to this Council at the next 
regular meeting why they have not caused to be refunded 
to the property owners on Archer avenue the amount 
which the assessment for paving said avenue exceeds the 
actual cost of the work. 

Aid. McAvoy presented the petition of Sweet, Dempster 
& Co. and others, for the opening or extension of Ran- 
dolph street, from Michigan avenue to Central avenue, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision. 

Aid. McAvoy presented a petition for, and the draft of, 
an ordinance to change the name of Northern avenue to 
that of Twenty-seventh street, which weis 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision. 

Aid. Tyler presented an order annulling an order di- 
recting the Board of Public Works to prepare an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of Lincoln avenue and Sedg- 
wick street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the order passed at the regular meeting 
of the Common Council, held on March 13, 1871, direct- 
ing the Board of Public Works to prepare and submit 
ordinances for the curbing, grading and pa\ang, with 
wooden blocks, Lincoln avenue, from Wells street to 
Sedgwick street, and Sedgwick street, from Center street 
to Clark street, be, and the same is hereby, annulled. 



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Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering a reso- 
lution in relation to procuring the jwrtrait of Mayor Ma- 
son, and moved the adoption of the resolution. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to refer the resolution to the Com- 
mittee on Finance, and 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Witbeck presented the petition of P. Brien and 
others for a sewer on Hubbard street, from Rucker street 
to Armour street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Witbeck pesented the the petition of S. B. Gibb for 
a sidewalk on the east side of Wood street, from Harri- 
son street to Polk street, which was 

Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Proposal of C. H. Smith to furnish lightning rods for the 
new Bridewell, was 

Referred to Committee on Bridewell. 

Aid Tracey presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Police to include in their estimates for the present fiscal 
year an amount sufficient to purchase two suits of clothes 
for firemen, which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Tracey presented a communication covering a reso- 
lution in regard to the sales of hay, and moved the adop- 
tion of the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whkreas, Certain citizens have made complaint that 
they were defrauded in the weights of hay purchased by 
them, caused in a great measure from or by the exchange 
of weigh tickets or transferring of the same between 
parties who deal in and sell hay at the hay market ; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on Markets be, and they 
are hereby, directed to investigate and inquire into the 
matters herein referred to, and to report the results of 
their investigation to this Council for its action thereon. 

Aid. Tyler presented a resolution for lamp-posts on Bel- 
den place, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Communication from Wm. Gretchen, in relation to 
bathing places, was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Somers presented the petition of citizens in rela- 
tion to the grade of La Salle street, between Washington 
street and Madison street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision. 

Communication from Richard Chester, in relation to a 
new street lamp, was, on motion of Aid. McGrath, 
Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Health presented a communication in 
relation to the erection of public urinals, which was 
Referred to Committee on Police. 

Also, 

The annual report of the Board of Health, which was 
ordered to be 
Placed on file. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance repealing ordinances and annulling assessments 
for improvement of Belden avenue, Madison street, Egan 
avenue, and Twenty-second street. 

Aid. Gill moved to waive the engrossment of the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Aijes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, (Jeorge Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schafitoer, Car- 
ney, McCafirey, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President — 34. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Tyler moved that the ordinance be passed. 



The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggj', Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Holden, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schaffner, Car- 
ney, McCaffrey, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President — 34. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing ordinances passed by the Common Council and 
herein described, annulling assessments made imderand 
by authority of said ordinances, and authorizing and di- 
recting the refunding of money paid on account of said 



Be it ordained by the Commcm Council of the Oily of 

Chicago. 

Section 1. That all of the following described ordi- 
nances be, and the same are hereby, repealed, to vrit : 

Ordinance for grading Belden avenue, from the west 
line of North Clark street to the east line of North Hal- 
sted street, and macadamizing to an average depth of fif- 
teen inches a space twenty-four feet wide in the middle of 
said Belden avenue, from the west line of North Clark 
street to the east line of North Halsted street. Passed 
Sept. 12, 1870. 

Ordinance for curbing with curbstones, grading and 
paving with wooden blocks, Madison street, from the east 
line of State street to the west line of Wabash avenue, 
and from the east line of Wabash avenue to the west line 
of Michigan avenue. Passed Sept. 5, 1870. 

Ordinance for grading that portion of Egan avenue 
lying north of the south city limits, from the east line of 
State street to the west line of Cottage Grove avenue, and 
covering with gravel to the average depth of twelve 
inches a space fifteen feet wide in said Egan avenue, lying 
north of and adjoining the south city limits, from the 
east line of State street to the west line of Cottage Grove 
avenue, and grading said Egan avenue from the east line 
of Cottage Grove avenue to the west line of Lake avenue, 
and covering vrith gravel to the average depth of twelve 
inches a space thirty feet wide in the middle of said 
Egan avenue, from the east line of Cottage Grove ave- 
nue to the west line of Lake avenue. Passed Sept. 12, 
1870. 

Ordinance for curbing with curbwalls, filling and pav- 
ing with wooden blocks Twenty-second street, from the 
west line of State street to a point 200 feet west of the 
west line of Grove street (excepting such portions of the 
above described work which have been already done in a 
suitable manner). Passed Sept. 2, 1869. 

Sec. 2. That all assessments made under and by au- 
thority of the foregoing ordinances be, and the same are 
hereby, annulled. 

Sec. 3. That the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
authorized and directed to refund all money paid on ac- 
count of each and all assessments made under and by au- 
thority of the foregoing ordinances. 
Also. 

Report and ordinance for the vacation of a portion of 
the alley situated between lots 1 and 10, in Turner's Sub. 
of lot 4, in S. }4. of S. E. % Sec. 12, 39, 13, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordinance allow- 
ing Isaac R. Diller to lay railroad track on Union street. 

Aid. Hickey moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

.4?/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Gteorge Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schaffner, Carney, McCaf- 
frey, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President— 33. 

jVoes— Walsh— 1. 

Aid. Hickey moved that the ordinance be passed, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The ayes and noes were called, with the following 
result : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Mc- 



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Cotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schaflfner, Carney, McCaffrey, Clarke, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

^oea — Daggy, Walsh, Glade— 3. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hickey moved that the ordinance be referred to 
the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that it be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Bailroads. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Hickey, Aid. 
W. S. Powell demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion 
prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes—Otia, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Gardner, 
Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schafifner, Carney, 
McCaffrey, Clarke— 21. 

jVoes— Somers, Montgomery, McAvoy, Whitaker, W. S. 
Powell, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Tyler— 10. 
Also. 

The following reports and ordinances : 

For sidewalk on east side of street running north and 
south from Grand Haven street to Bond street, and between 
Astor street and Stone street. 

Tor sidewalk on south side of Grand Haven street, from 
Astor street to Lake Michigan ; both of which were 

Eeferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision. 

For sidewalk on west side of Union street, from West 
Twenty-second street to Lumber street. 

For sidewalk on east side of Lytle street, from West 
Taylor street to Gilpin place. 

For sidewalk north side of West Monroe street, from 
Western avenue to Campbell avenue. 

For sidewalk on west side of North Morgan street, from 
Pratt street to West Chicago avenue. 

For sidewalk on both sides of Cleaver street, from West 
Division street to Bradley street. 

For sidewalk on east side of Seward street, from West 
Sixteenth street to Canalport avenue; all of which were 

Eeferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision. 

Also, 

For private drains in 

Oak street, from North Wells street to Larrabee street. 

Taylor street, from Wells street to Clark street. 

Twenty-eighth street, from State street to Wabash ave. 

Madison street, from State street to Michigan avenue. 

Quincy street, from Clark street to Market street. 

Ontario street, from Clark street to State street. 

Green street, from Fulton street to Harrison street. 

Sedgwick street, from Chicago avenue to Division street; 
all of which were 

Eeferred to Committee on Local Assessments. 
Also, 

For water service-pipe in Quincy street, from Clark street 
to Market street, which was 

Eeferred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Eeports of Select Committee on the communication of 
M. F. Tuley, Corporation Counsel, and resolution of Aid. 
Daggy, in relation to sewerage, &c., published March 17, 
1871, were, on motion of Aid. McGrath, 

Postponed for two weeks. 

RESOLUTIONS. 

Aid. McCauley presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to make a complete and correct measure 
of all the wires in use by police and fire-alarm telegraph 
belonging to the city. 

Aid. Sheil moved that the order be referred to the Coqi- 
mittee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Busse presented an order directing the Board of 
PubUc Works to prepare an ordinance for curbing, grading, 
and paving North LaSalle street, from Michigan street to 
Chicago avenue, which, on motion, was 

Eeferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Aid. McCauley presented a preamble and resolution in 
relation to requesting the Cook county members of the 



General Assembly of Illinois to vote for the State-House 
Appropriation bill, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to refer the resolution to a select 
committee composed of Aid. Dixon, Campbell and Mc- 
Cauley. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the resolution be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The Chair decided that the resolution must be so 
referred. 

Aid. McCauley appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question then being, " Shall the Chair be sustained," 
Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the Chair 
was sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Otis, McAvoy, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Buehler, McCaffrey— 17. 

Noes — Montgomery, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Bailey, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, 
McCauley, Clark, Busse — 15. 

So the resolution was referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Gardner presented a resolution disapproving of the 
bill introduced into the Legislature of Illinois, granting 
powers to the Board of Education to expend the school 
funds of the city of Chicago without the consent of the 
Council. 

Aid. McCotter moved that the resolution be adoptea. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Common Council of the city of Chicago 
do hereby express their unqualified disapproval of the 
provisions of the bill introduced into the Legislature of 
Illinois by one of the Cook county members, granting 
powers to the Board of Education to expend the school funds 
without the consent of the Common Council, and we here- 
by request the Cook county members in the Senate and 
Legislature to use all efforts necessary to defeat the passage 
of said bill. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works to advertise for a site for the proposed 
new pumping works. 

Aid. Buehler moved the adoption of the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to again advertise for a site for the 
proposed new pumping works. 

Aid. Shiel presented a resolution requesting the Board 
of Public Works to lay water pipe in Paulina street, from 
Washington street to Kinzie street, which, on motion of 
Aid. Daggy, was 

Eeferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Busse presented a resolution directing the planking 
of the alley between Clark and Dearborn streets, from 
Erie to Huron streets, which, on motion of Aid. Clarke, 
was 

Eeferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Buehler presented a resolution requesting the Board 
of Public Works Commissioners to lay water pipes in 
several streets of the Fifteenth Ward, which, on motion of 
Aid. McGrath, was 

Eeferred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Wilce presented a resolution requesting the Cook 
county members to use their influence and cast their 
unanimous vote for the Appropriation bill for the comple- 
tion of the new State House. 

Aid. McCauley moved the adoption of the resolutiou. 

After debate. 

Aid. McAvoy moved the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

Question being on the adoption of the resolution, Aid. 
Montgomery demanded the ayes and noes, and the resolu- 
tion was adopted by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, 
Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Wilce, 
Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Tyler, McCauley, Clarke, Busse 
—19. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Bateham, Walsh, 
McCotter, Gill, McGrath, Schmidt, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, Mr. President— 12. 



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The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Besolved, That the Cook countj^ members at Springfield 
be requested to use their influence and cast their unani- 
mous vote for the appropriation bill for the completion of 
the new State House. 

By unanimous consent, 

Aid. Gill presented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys of the West Division on the report and 
ordinance for the vacation of a portion of the alley in the 
west half block 17, Canal Trustees' subdivision, section 7. 

Aid. Gill moved that the engrossment of the ordinance 
be waived. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Busse, Mr. President — 32. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Sheil moved that the report be concurred in, and 
the ordinance passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Busse, Mr. President — 32. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of a portion of the alley in the west 3^ of 

block 17, C. T. sub. sec. 7, 39, 14. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the portion of the alley lying south of 
the north line produced of lots 50 and 103, and the portion 
of the alley lying south of lot 105, all in the west 3^ of 
block 17, Canal Trustees' subdivision section 7, town 39 N. 
E,. 14 E., be, and the same are hereby, vacated. Provided, 
This ordinance shall not take etfect until there shall be 
legally opened, and dedicated for use as a public alley, a 
space 20 feet wide, extending from the alley running 
north and south in said portion of said block to Bumsey 
street, the south line of said space to be opened for said 
public alley to be the north line of lot 103. 

Sec. 2. That the plat hereto annexed showing the por- 
tion of the alley hereby vacated and the space to be open- 
ed as a public alley be, and the same is hereby, made a 
part of this ordinance. 

A resolution signed by Aid. Campbell for water pipes on 
Adams street, from Western Avenue to RockweU street, 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Schmidt presented a resolution for sidewalk on 
Burling street, from Sophia street to Webster avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. McCauley presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare ordinances for certain improve- 
ments, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, directed and instructed to prepare and present 
to the Council for approval, the proper ordinances for curb- 
ing and filling Hinsdale street, from North LaSalle to 
Wells street ; also. White street, from North LaSalle to 
Wells street, and Chestnut place, from North Clark to 
North LaSalle street, and to cause the necessary water 
pipes and gas pipes to be laid on these streets before com- 
pleting the work ordered herein. 

Aid. Hickey presented a resolution for a sidewalk on 
West Twenty-second street, from Halsted street to John 
street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to prepare an ordinance for the pur- 
pose of laying down a sidewalk on the north side of 



Twenty-second street, from Halsted street to John street, 
at its earliest opportunity, and report the same to this 
Council. 

An order signed by Aid. Devine, asking the removal of 
stone from Michigan street, between LaSalle and Wells 
streets, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Carney presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for filling and 
planking the alley between Indiana, Illinois, Market and 
Kingsbury streets, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to prepare an ordinance for filling 
and planking the alley between Indiana and Illinois, and 
from Market to Kingsbury streets. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Sheil presented a resolution for water pipe on 
Fulton street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution adopted: 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to prepare an ordinance for water 
service-pipes on Fulton street, from Western avenue to 
Seymour avenue. 

Aid. Tracey presented a resolution for three fire-alarm 
boxes in the Sixth Ward, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted, 
be, and they are hereby, directed to select suitable loca- 

Resolved, That the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners 
tions for two fire-alarm boxes on South Halsted street, 
between Archer avenue and Egan avenue, and one fire- 
alarm box on Archer avenue, west of the South Branch of 
Chicago river, near Reuben street. 

Aid. Schmidt presented a resolution in relation to the 
construction of swing bridges over the North Branch, at 
Wapanseh avenue and Webster avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare ordinances for sidewalk on 
Robey street and Ewing place, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to submit proper ordinances to this 
Council, at our next regular meeting, for sidewalks on 
Robey street, from West Division street north to Ewing 
place, and on the north side of Ewing place, from Robey 
street west to Hoyne street. 

Aid. McAvoy presented a resolution directing the Board 
of Public Works to improve the grounds atound the City 
Hall, which was 

Referred to Committee on County Relations. 

A resolution, signed by Aid. Devine, directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare ordinances for the improve- 
ment of Rush street, from North Water street to Division 
street, and Cass street, from the intersection of Cass and 
Rush streets to Kinzie street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

ADJOTJBNMENT. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. McCaffrey demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Soraers, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Tracey, Batterman, Bailey, Wilce, Glade, Witbeck, Gard- 
ner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt— 18. 

A'oes— Knickerbocker, Otis, Daggy, Hickey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Walsh, McCotter, Schaffner, Carney 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President—lS. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

aty Clerk 



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SPECIAL MEETING, APRIL 10th, 1871 



Present — Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bat- 
terman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Buehler,Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaf- 
frey, McCauley, Busse, and Mr. President. 

Absent— A\di. Dixon, Whitaker, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Clarke, and Devine. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Carney moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held April 3, 1871, be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Schaffner presented the petition of Anston Kopets- 
chek for permission to have a fruit stand in the entrance 
to Washington street tunnel, which was 

Eeferred to Committee on Police. 

Petition of the Cleveland Lightning Bod Company in 
relation to the furnishing of lightning rods for the new 
Bridewell, was 

Referred to Committee on Bridewell. 

Petition of the Gilbert & Barker Manufacturing Com- 
pany in relation to supplying the new Bridewell with gas, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

Petition of N. Petemann and others, praying that the 
name of Mark street be changed, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Adolph Wolff and others, for the recon- 
struction of the sidewalk on the north side of Erie street, 
between Milwaukee avenue and Carpenter street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Schmitz presented the petition of Christ Eigemann 
and others, for the improvement of Archer avenue, from 
Halsted street to Archer avenue bridge, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Petition of Wm. S. Johnson, for the opening of an alley 
through block 10, northeast i^ section 8, 39, 14, was 
Referred to Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Bailey presented the petition of Michael Daley, for 
appointment as engineer at the new Bridewell, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

Aid. Tracey presented the remonstrance of property 
owners against the improvement of Archer avenue, be- 
tween Halsted street and South Branch, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Aid. McCauley presented the draft of an ordinance au- 
thorizing peddlers of fruits, nuts, &c., to stand on certain 
portions of sidewalks not used for ordinary travel, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering an 
order directing the Board of Public Works to prepare or- 
dinances for certain sidewalks in the Fifth ward, and 
moved the passage of the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to prepare, at their earliest conveni- 
ence, and submit to this Council, ordinances for sidewalks 



of the usual width, where needed, on the following named 
streets and avenues in the Fifth Ward, to wit : 

1. On the east side of Ellis avenue, between Thirty- 
seventh street (Wahpanseh avenue) and Bgan avenue, 

2. On the east side of South Park avenue, between 
Thirty-first street and Douglas place. 

3. On the east side of Vincennes avenue, from Douglas 
place to Egan avenue. 

4. On both sides of Thirty-eighth street, from Cottage 
Grove avenue to Vincennes avenue. 

5. On the south side of Thirty-seventh street (Wahpan- 
seh avenue), from South Park avenue to State street. 

6. On the north side of Egan avenue, from Vincennes 
avenue to State street. 

7. On the south side of Douglas place, from South Park 
avenue to State street. 

8. On the east side of Prairie avenue, from Douglas 
place to Thirty-third street. 

9. On both sides of Thirty-second street, from Prairie 
avenue to Indiana avenue. 

10. On both sides of Gano street, from South Park ave- 
nue to Prairie avenue. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering a reso- 
lution requesting the Mayor to report why the Hack or- 
dinance, passed July 25, 1870, is not enforced, and moved 
the adoption of the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That His Honor the Mayor be, and he is 
hereby, requested to report to this Council the reasons 
why the provisions of a certain ordinance entitled " An 
ordinance regulating the mode of collecting fares on li- 
censed vehicles," passed July 25, 1870, are not enforced. 

Aid. McCotter presented a preamble and resolution in 
relation to using the labor of prisoners in the Bride- 
well for constructing shops, fence, &c., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

Aid. Schmitz presented a communication covering a 
resolution in relation to water-pipes in the Sixth Ward. 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of the " Illinois Pneumatic Gas Company," in 
relation to supplying the new Bridewell with gas, was 
Referred to the Joint Committee on Bridewell and Gas 

Lights. 

Aid. George Powell presented the petition of Henry 
Brill for a free peddler's Ucense, which, on his, motion, 
was 

Granted. 

Petition of Patrick Devalue for compensation for loss of 
a horse at the Van Buren street bridge, was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a resolution instructing the 
United States Senators and Representatives to vote as a 
unit against the St. Domingo purchase. 

Aid. Daggy moved to lay the resolution on the table. 

Aid. Walsh moved to refer the resolution to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

The Presiding OlEcer decided that under sec. 4 of chap. 
4, the resolution must be referred. 

Aid. Daggy appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question being, " Shall the Chair be sustained ? " 
the ayes and noes were taken, and the Chair sustained by 
the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Thompson, Ti-acey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, G«orge 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gai-dner, Sheil, 



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McGrath, Buehler, Schaffner, Camey, McCaffrey, Busse— 
23 

'jifoes — Coey, Daggy, Gill, McCauley — 4. 

So the resolution was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Bateham presented the petition of citizens for a 
sewer on Sholto street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

REPORT OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted the draft of an ordi- 
nance to prohibit the running at large of certain animals, 
therein mentioned, within the limits mentioned, and to 
establish and regulate pounds in the City of Chicago, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

The Board of Public Works submitted a report and or- 
dinance repealing an ordinance for the improvement of 
the alley in block 117, S. S. Add., annulUng the assessment 
made under and by authority of said ordinance, and au- 
thorizing and directing the refunding of all money paid 
on account of said assessment, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for repealing certain ordinances 
for street improvements. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the report and ordinance be 
published and 
Referred to the Committee on Local Assessments. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report and ordinance: 

Office of the Board of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, April 10, 1871. j 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

The Board of Public Works submit herewith an ordi- 
nance repealing certain ordinances for street improve- 
ments passed by the Common Council. 

Since the passage of said ordinance much of the work 
provided for by them has been done by owners, and the 
Board desires to prepare new estimates recognizing the 
same, and to substitute new ordinances, based upon said 
estimates, for those already passed providing for said im- 
provements. Respectfully submitted, 

J, McArthxjr, 
W. H. Carttr, 
R. Prindiville, 
Board of Public Works. 

ORDINANCE. 

repealing certain ordinances for street improvements. 
Be it ordained by the Common Coimcil of the City of Chi- 
cago : . , 
Section 1. That the ordinance for street improvements 
passed by the Common Council and hereinafter described 
be, and the same are hereby, repealed, to wit : 

An ordinance for curbing with curbstones, grading and 
paving Carl street, from the west line of North LaSalle 
street to the east line of North Wells street, passed by the 
Common Council, Dec. 16, 1870. 

An ordinarce for resetting and bringing into line and to 
grade, the curbstones in Twenty-fourth street, in front of 
lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, in blocks, 46, 47, and 58, in 
Canal Trustees' subdivision of W. y^ section 27, T,_ 39 N., 
R 14 E • and curbing with curbstones, excepting in front 
of said lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, Twenty-fourth street, 
from the east curb line of State street to the weat line of 
Wabash avenue ; and filling and paving Twenty-fourth 
street, from the east curb of State street to the west line 
of Wabash avenue, passed by the Common Council, Nov. 

An ordinance for grading and macadamizing South- 
western avenue, from the south line of West Madison 
street to the center of Western avenue, passed by the 
Council, Oct. 3, 1870. . • a +>, 

An ordinance for curbing, grading and paving Soutn- 
western avenue, from the south line of West Randolph 
street to the north Une of West Washington street; and 
from the south line of West Washington street to the 
north Une of West Madison street, passed by the Council, 
Sept. 19, 1870. 



An ordinance for curbing, grading, and paving Center 
avenue, from south line of West Madison street to the 
north line of West Adams street ; and from the south 
line of West Adams street to the north line of West Van 
Buren street; and from the south line of West Van Buren 
street to the south line of West Harrison street, passed by 
the Council, Aug. 22, 1870. 

An ordinance for curbing, grading and paving Bryan 
place, from the north line of West Randolph street to the 
south line of West Lake street, passed by the Council, 
Aug. 15, 1870. 

An ordinance for curbing, grading and paving Bryan 
place, from north line of West Randolph Street to the 
south line of West Lake street (excepting a space sixteen 
feet wide in the middle of said Bryan place, from the 
north line of West Randolph street to the south line of 
West Lake street, now occupied by the tracks of the Chi- 
cago West Division Railway Company), passed by the 
Council, Sept. 26, 1870. 

An ordinance for curbing, filling and paving West 
Twelfth street, from the east curb line of Centre avenue 
to the west line of Ashland avenue (or Reuben street) 
passed by the Council, September 19th, 1870. 

An ordinance for curbing, filling and paving Taylor 
street, from the west line of State street to the east line of 
Third avenne, and from the west line of Third avenue to 
the east line of Fourth avenue, and from the west line of 
Fourth avenue to the east line of Clark street, passed by 
the Council, August 15, 1870. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
heretofore passed providing for any improvement or any 
part thereof, hereinbefore described, be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in West Chi- 
cago avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to the east Une of 
lot 7, block 99, Elston's Addition to Chicago. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McGrath, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^yes—Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, GiU, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schafiher, Camey, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in West 
Twelfth street, from Halsted street to Centre avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. George Pow- 
eU, the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by 
ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Vomers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey. W. S. Powell. Bailey, George PoweU, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Camey, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for private drains in Larrabee 
street, from Chicago avenue to Clyboum avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schaffner, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in Depuyster 
street, from Desplaines street to Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bateham, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^2/fts— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
WUce Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, GUI, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Camey, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President— 31. 

jNbes— None. 



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Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in Warren 
avenue, from Ashland avenue to Leavitt street. 

By ixnanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gardner, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

j^yes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler. Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

JVoes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in Wes 
Washington street, from Ashland avenue to Leavitt street 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gardner, the 
motion was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shiel, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President^ — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in North Mar- 
ket street, from Chicago avenue to Division street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Carney, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President. — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in West Jack- 
son street, from Canal street to Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Wilce, the or- 
dinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in West Mon- 
roe street, from Halsted street to Aberdeen street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Wilce, the oi:- 
dinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somera, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey. George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley 
Busse, Mr. President — 21. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains on Twenty- 
third street, from State street to South Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McAvoy, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in West Adams 
street, from Ashland avenue to Robey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gardner, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 



McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in Sheldon 
street, from West Randolph street to West Madison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Walsh, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes, 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracy, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in Twenty- 
fourth street, from Wabash avenue to Calumet av enne. 
By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McAvoy, the 
j ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
I and noes, as follows : 

j Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 

i McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 

I Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 

Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 

Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 

Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for private drains in Hlinois 
street, from North State street to St. Clair street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Busse, the 
ordinanee was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31 
Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for private drains in Sixteenth 
street, from State street to Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Coey, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^^es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce. Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey. McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE. 

i Aid. Otis moved to consider the vote by which a resolu- 
i tion requesting the Cook county members of the General 
I Assembly to vote for the State House Appropriation was 
j adopted. 

Aid. Walsh moved to lay the motion of Aid. Otis on 
the table, and demanded the ayes and the noes. 
' The motion of Aid. Walsh was lost by the following 
vote : 
Ayes — Montgomery, McAvoy, Batterman, W. S. Powell, 
' Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Shell, Tyler, McCauley— 10. 

Noes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Thompson, 
! Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Glade, Gardner, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schaff- 
ner, Carney, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President — 22. 
After debate. 

Aid, Daggy called for the previous question, and the 
i call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion to reconsider. 
; Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
! motion was lost by the following vote : 
[ Ayes— Somera, Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Thompson, 
Daggy, George Powell, Bateham, Gardner, Buehler, Busse, 
i Mr. President — 12. 

\ Noes — Montgomery, McAvoy, Tracey, Battennan, Hick- 
ey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 



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Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Schaffner, Camey, McCaffrey, 
McCauley— 19. 

RESOLUTIONS. 

Aid. Batterman presented a preamble aud resolution in 
in relation to blasting rock in the vicinity of Harbine 
street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the preamble and resolution as 
adopted : 

Whereas, Certain parties owning the lime-kiln on Har- 
bine street are endangering the lives and propeity of our 
citizens in that vicinity by over-charging the chambers 
made in the rocks for the blasting of the same with an 
excessive amount of powder, thereby causing pieces of 
rock to scatter through the air for four and five hundred 
feet ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Board of Police be, and they are 
hereby, instructed to prohibit said blasting, if in their 
power so to do. 

Aid. Buehler presented a resolution in relation to cin- 
dering of Elston avenue, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to prepare the proper ordinance for 
cindering or macadamizing Elston avenue, from Milwau- 
kee avenue to North rvenue. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution in relation to side- 
walks in Fifteenth Ward, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, requested to submit proper ordinances, at 
their earliest convenience, for sidewalks on the following 
streets : north side of Lemoyne street, from Hoyne street 
to Eobey street ; south side of Division street, from Robey 
street to Lincoln street ; on the west side of Park court, 
from Wicker Park to Milwaukee avenue ; on the east side 
of Holt street, from Blackhawk street to Blank street. 

Aid. McCauley presented an order in relation to the 
paving of Oak street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, ordered and directed to prepare and pre- 
sent to this Council for approval, the proper ordinances for 
paving with wooden block pavement, curbing and filling 
Oak street, from Wells street to Clark street, and from 
Clark street to State street, and from State street to Lake 
Michigan. 

Aid. McCauley presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to widen Pine street, from Pearson 
street to the lake shore drive, to the width of one hun- 
dred feet, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision. 

Aid. McCotter presented a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to advertise for a school site in the Kinzie 
school district, which, on motion of Aid. McGrath, was 

Postponed for one week. 

Aid. Tyler presented a resolution in relation to widen- 
ing North State street to the width of one hundred feet, 
from Chicago avenue to Cedar street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

4 ?/es— Batterman, W . S. Powell, McCaffrey, Busse — 4. 

iVoes—Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter. Gard- 
ner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schaffner, McCauley, 
Mr. President — 24. 

ENGROSSED ORDINANCES, &C. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed ordinance naming 
the street running north from Centre street, between 
Sedgwick and Clark streets, " Lane place." 



Aid. Tyler moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the Common Covmcil of the (My of 

Chicago : 

Sectioin 1. That the street running north from Centre 
street, between Sedgwick street and North Clark street, in 
block thirty-one (31), Canal Trustees' subdivision of sec- 
tion thirty-three (33), Town forty (40), range fourteen (14), 
be, and the same is hereby, named Lane place. 
Also, 

An engrossed resolution directing the cleaning of the 
South Branch of Chicago river. 

Aid Gardner moved to place the resolution on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Johannes Horner, for compensation for 
damages caused by falling on the ice, submitted a report 
adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been referred the 
petition of Henry Holland for compensation for personal 
injuries caused by fire engine No. 5, submitted a report 
adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee, to whom had been referred the 
petition of Mary McCormick for remission of taxes, sub- 
mitted a report adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same Committee to whom had been referred the 
petition of Henry Curtis for interest on vouchers for work 
done on City Hall, submitted a report adverse to the 
prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Somers moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the 
petition of the German Luthem Church for remission of 
taxes, submitted a report adverse to the prayer of 
the petition. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the 
petition of Mason B. Loomis, for remission of taxes, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that prayer of the petition- 
er be granted. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
petition of Mason B. Loomis to abate personal tax, having 
had the same under ad^dsement, beg leave to report, that 
after a careful investigation of the facts we find that if the 
petitioner can produce a receipt showing that he has paid 
the taxes for 1870, in the city of Kankakee, such receipts 
will entitle him to exemption from taxes here, as the law 
does not require the payment of taxes in two places. We 
therefore recommend that upon the petitioner complying 
with the above, his prayer may be granted. 

Thomas Wilce, 
John Buehlee, 
M. A. Devine, 
Richard Somers, 
Committee on Finance, 



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Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the 
petition of Charles L.Wilson, asking for compensation far 
damages by water, caused by the Fire Department, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



REPOKT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the 
petition of Charles L. Wilson, asking compensation for 
damages caused by the Fire Department on the 20th of 
February, 1871, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report : That after a full investigation of the 
facts, and hearing the statements of all parties, viz., the 
Board of Public Works, Police Board, and Fire Marshal, 
there is not that carelessness that would at first sight 



It has become an imperative necessity to obtain a great- 
er supply of water from each hydrant, so as to be able to 
concentrate the force of the Fire Department at fires on 
large buildings, such as have taken place at different times 
in the center of the city, great losses having been suffered 
from not being able, by the meagre supply of water, to 
bring the whole force of the Fire Department to bear on 
the fire. After many suggestions, a trial was made of an 
hydrant with three outlets, the same having been recom- 
mended by its successful use in other cities, and which 
proved very satisfactory to all parties but the proprietors 
of the Evening Journal. 

Your Committee, after going on the premises with the 
Police Board and inspector James, find that the damage 
would have been trifling if there had been no openings in 
the alley, which the parties complaining have no authority 
from the city to put there, and if there, must be at their 
own risk ; and from statements made to us by the foreman 
and other employees, almost the entire damage resulted 
from these openings, as but little water came in from the 
front of the building, and would have damaged but one 
tier of paper, making in all 16 bundles, at $11.04 per 
bundle ; gross amount, $176.64. 

No belting would have been injured, and the delay of 
business would have been trifling. As near as we can es- 
timate, the damages by delay would not have exceeded 
$75. We therefore recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order. 

Thomas Wilce, 
J. E. Otis, 
Rich. Somers, 
John Buehlek, 
Committee on Finance. 

The following is the order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller is hereby authorized 
to pay to Charles L. Wilson, out of the contingent fund, 
the sum of $251.64 in full of all damages by water to his 
office, caused by the Fire Department, on the 20th of Feb. 
1871. 

The following is the opinion of the Corporation Counsel, 
as a part of this report : 

The city officers have no right to experiment at the cost 
of private property-owners ; and if officers do so in per- 
formance of their official duties, the city is liable for the 
actual damages suffered. 

It there was any carelessness on the part of the offici- 
als, they should be required to pay to the city whatever 
damages it may have to pay. 

M. F. TULEY, 

Corporation Counsel. 
Also, 

Of same Committee to whom had been referred the pe- 
tition of S. W. Sea, for remission of taxes, submitted a re- 
port adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Wilce moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed 



Of same Committee to whom had been referred the pe- 
tition of John Thompson, for a remission of fir 



in the Huron street Police Court, submitted a report ad- 
verse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee to whom had been referred the pe- 
tition of N. C. Myres for compensation for injuries caused 
by falling on a street crossing, submitted a report adverse 
to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion was lost. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the report be recommend- 
ed to the Committee, and 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee to whom had been referred the pe- 
tition of S. J. Glover, for refunding of taxes, submitted a 
report adverse to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Somers moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee to whom had been referred the pe- 
tition of Sarah D. Brown, for compensation for personal 
injuries, caused by falUng while crossing the aUey near 
Stein's store on Clark street, submitted a report adverse to 
the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



RAILROADS. 

Aid. Walsh, of the Committee on Railroads, to whom 
had been referred an ordinance authorizing the North 
Chicago City Railway Company to extend its tracks on 
Lincoln avenue, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report and ordinance be 
laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred an 
ordinance authorizing the North Chicago City Railway 
Company to lay a single or double track on Centre street 
and Lincoln avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report that we are of the opinion that 
of the owners of property abutting on the proposed route, 
a majority are in favor of the passage of this ordinance. 
We therefore recommend its passage. 

James Walsh, 
James D. Tyler, 
Rich. Somers, 
Wm. S. Powell, 
James H. McAvoy, 
Committee. 

The following is the ordinance : 
An ordinance authorizing the North Chicago City Rail- 
way Company to extend its tracks on Lincoln avenue. 
Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Council of 
the city of Chicago : That permission and authority is 
hereby granted to the North Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and operate a single or double 
track railway, with the necessary curves and side tracks, 
as an extension of the lines now operated by said Company 
on the following streets, to wit : Commencing at North 
Clark street, and running west on Centre street to Lin- 
coln avenue, and thence along said avenue to the present 
or future limits of the city, and such permission is granted 
under and by virtue of the authority conferred by the act 
of the Legislature, entitled, "An act to promote the con- 
struction of horse railways in the city of Chicago," ap- 
proved Feb. 14, 1859, and an act entitled, "An act concern - 
ing horse railways in the city of Chicago," passed Feb. 6, 
18C5, and the rights and privileges hereby granted are to 
continue until those heretofore granted shall expire, and 



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for the lifetime of said corporation a8 fixed by the Legisla- 
tnre in said acts 

Sec. 2. The permission and authority hereby granted 
are made subject to all the restrictions and conditions, tlu; 
rights and privileges mentioned in the ordinance passed 
by the Common Council on the 23d day of May, 1859, en- 
titled, "An ordinance authorizing the construction and 
operation of horse railways in the North Division of the 
city of Chicago," except as herein otherwise provided. 

Sec. 3. The said Company shall complete a single track 
in said streets, from North Clark street to Fullerton ave- 
nue, within ninety days after the passage of this ordinance, 
unless restraint by some court of competent jurisdiction, 
and in computing said ninety days, the time the work be 
stopped by such injunction, and also the time between the 
15th day of November and the 1st day of May, shall be 
deducted. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take effect whenever it 
shall be accepted by said Company, but unless accepted 
within thiiiy days after the passage thereof, the same shall 
be null and void. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary presented a report on the 
resolution instructing the Comptroller to refund moneys 
paid on assessments for opening of FrankUn street, 
submitted a report, recommending that the resolution be 
placed on file. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on .Judiciary to w^hom was referred the 
annexed resolution of Aid. Dixon instracting the Comp- 
troller to refund moneys paid on assessments for the open- 
ing of Franklin street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report that the assessment roll for 
opening of Franklin street in the South Division is in the 
hands of the City Collector for collection, and has never 
been annulled, wherefore your Committee recommend 
that the resolution be placed on file. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Theodore Schintz, 
J. A. Montgomery, 
Henry Witbeck, 
Committeee on Judiciary. 

Also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the recom- 
mendation of his Honor the Mayor, naming George H. 
Laflin as a member of the Board of Guardians of the Re- 
form School, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Hickey moved that the report be 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred the 
recommendation of his Honor the Mayor, naming George 
H. Laflin as a member of the Board of Guardians of the 
Reform School, to fill the vacancy caused by the resigna- 
tion of Dr. J. H. Hollister, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report that the name mentioned 
by the Mayor meets our entire approval as a worthy busi- 
ness man, and one that will reflect credit upon this Coun- 
cil by our confirmation of the appointment. 
P. Daggy, 

J. A. Montgomery, 
Committee on Judiciary. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred an ordinance 
providing for a change of the limits of a certain ordinance 
entitled " Streets," submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be 

Laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and ordinance : 
To the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred an 
ordinance providing for a change of the limits of a cer- 



tain ordinance providing for a district in the city wherein 

wagons, carts, &c., are not allowed to stand in the streets 
and alleys of said district without horses or other beasts 
of burden &c., having had the same under consideration, 
beg leave to report, that said limits should be extended, as 
in said ordinance provided, and, therefore, recommend 
that the ordinance hereto annexed, and made part of this 
report, be passed. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Theodore Schintz, 
P. Daggy, 
J. A. Montgomery, 
H. Witbeck, 

Committee on Judiciary. 
Jan. 23, 1871. 

The following is the ordinance : 



AN ORDINANCE 

Amending section 10, chapter 45 of the Revised Ordinan- 
ces of 1866, entitled " Streets." 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 
That section 10 of chapter 45 of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1866, entitled " Streets," be, and the same is hereby, 
amended to read as follows : 

Section 10. No wagon, sleigh, sled, railway car, or ve- 
hicle of any kind or description, or any part of the same, 
without horses or other beasts pf burden, shall be per- 
mitted to remain or stand in any street or alley of this 
city for more than one hour, except for the purpose of be- 
ing repaired, and then only in front of the premises of 
the person so repairing, and within ten feet of the curb- 
ing, under a penalty of not less than one (1) dollar, nor 
more than twenty-five dollars, and any such wagon, sled, 
sleigh, carriage, railroad car, or vehicle, or any part of the 
same, may be removed by the Board of Public Works or 
any police ofiicer of this city, as provided in section eight 
of this chapter. Provided, This section shall only apply 
to the district bounded on the south by Twenty-third 
street, west by Ashland avenue, and noi'th by the north 
side of Division street, except so much thereof as prohib- 
its railway cars from standing in the streets, which pro- 
visions shall apply to the whole city. 

This ordinance shall take effect from and after its pas- 
sage, and so much of section 10, chapter 45, as is inconsis- 
tent herewith, is hereby repealed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a com- 
munication from Aid. Whitaker, relative to the appoint- 
ment of a special committee to investigate as to the $200,- 
OOU paid to Walter Kimball, ex-City Comptroller, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the communication be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Daggy submitted a minority report on the same 
subject. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the reports be laid over and 
published. 

Aid. Daggy moved the minority report as an amend- 
ment to the majority report. 

The Chair decided that the motion of Aid. Daggy was 
out of order at the present stage of the proceedings, and 
that lioth reports would have to be published. 

Aid. Daggy appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question being, " Shall the Chair be sustained," the 
ayes and noes were taken, and the Chair was sustained by 
the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Thompson, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Mc- 
Grath, Beuhler, Tyler, Schaffner, McCafi'rey, McCauley, 
Busse — 23. 

Noes — Daggy, Gill — 2. 

The following are the reports : 

REPORT or COMMITTEE. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred a 
communication from Aid. Whitaker, asking that a special 
committee be appointed, who, with the Corporation Coun- 
sel, shall obtain from Walter Kimball, Esq., answers to the 
following questions, viz : 



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1. "Were you the Comptroller of the City of Chicago 
during the summer of 1869 ? 

2. Did you, during the summer of 1869, receive any 
money from the officers or agents of the Illinois Central, 
or any other railroad, and, if so, how much did you re- 
ceive ? 

3. Was such money paid to you on any stated account, 
or in pursuance of any law requiring such payment ? 

4. Was it paid to you during business hours, and at the 
office of the City Comptroller? 

5. Did you give a receipt for the money so paid to you ? 

6. What did you do with the money so paid to you, and 
where is it now, and to whom does it now stand credited ? 

Beg leave to report that we have considered the matter, 
and find that the records of this Council, and files in the 
City Clerk's office, show satisfactory and full answers to 
the questions above referred to, to wit : 

A communication from Walter Kimball, City Comptrol- 
ler, to the Common Council, published in the Council pro- 
ceedings of July 12, 1869, upon page 610, which read as 
follows : 
To the Hon. Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common (Jouncil assembled : 

The agent of the Illinois Central, Michigan Central, and 
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Companies, this 
day tendered to me the sum of $200,000 in legal tenders, 
as the first payment to the city under the act entitled "An 
act in relation to a portion of the submerged lands and 
Lake Park grounds lying on and adjacent to the shore of 
Lake Michigan, on the eastern frontage of the city of Chi- 
cago." Not having received any direction or instmction 
from your honorable body in reference to the same, I re- 
ceived the amonnt tendered, upon the express condition 
that none of the rights of the city should be thereby 
waived, or its interest in any manner prejudiced. I have 
not placed the money in the city treasury, but in a bank 
on special deposit, and wait your direction and action in 
the premises. 

Walter Kimball. 

And a report of the Judiciary Committee, with state- 
ment of Mr. Kimball and a copy of receipt by him ten- 
dered to said railway companies, published in the Common 
Council proceedings of May 16, 1870, upon pages 240, 241 
and 242. 

Aid. Schintz, of the Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
had been referred a communication from Walter Kimball, 
respecting $200,000 received by him from the Illinois Cen- 
tral, Michigan Central, and Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy railroads, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen in Common 

Council assembled. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred the 
communication from Theodore Schintz, Acting Mayor of 
the city, an 1 the communication of Walter Kimball, City 
Comptroller, in relation to the custody of the sum of $200,- 
000, alleged to have been tendered by the Illinois Central, 
Michigan Central, and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
railroads, to said Walter Kimball, under the provisions of 
an act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, 
entitled "An act in relation to a portion of the submerged 
lands and Lake Park grounds lying on and adjacent to 
the shore of Lake Michigan," having had the same under 
advisement, respectfully report that the portion of the 
property mentioned in said act, which lies between the 
line of Madison and the north line of Randolph street, was 
dedicated to public uses by a map of the subdivision 
known as " Fort Dearborn Addition to Chicago," which 
map was recorded in the year 1839. 

That upon the map so recorded, said land was designated 
as public grounds, and it was noted thereon as follows : 
"The public grounds between Madison and Randolph 
streets, and fronting upon Lake Michigan, are not to be 
occupied with buildings of any description." 

That the portion of said land lying between the line of 
Madison street and Monroe street was dedicated to public 
uses by a map of the subdivision known as " Fractional 
Section 15 Addition to Chicago," which map was recorded 
in the year 1836. 

That by said last named map, all the land lying between 
the east line of what is now known as Michigan avenue 
and the shore of Lake Michigan, was designated as Mich- 
igan avenue. 

The first of said maps, to wit : of Fort Dearborn Addi- 



tion, was made by the authority of the United States Gov- 
ernment, the title then being in the United States. 

The second of said maps was made by the Trustees of 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal, the title being in the 
State of Illinois. 

At the time said maps were recorded and said lands thus 
dedicated, according to the best information the Committee 
can obtain, the strip of land between the west line of 
Michigan avenue and the shore of the lake exceeded 400 
feet in width. 

That about the year 1840 the action of the waters of the 
lake commenced to wash away and break off the coast 
portion of the land so dedicated, and by the year 1852 or 
1853 the abrasions were such as to leave the shore of the 
lake very irregular, said strip of land in places being 150 
feet in width, and in others near 400 feet in width. 

That in order to prevent such abraisions, and protect the 
banks of the lake shore, the city spent large sums of mon- 
ey, and in the year 1851, in conjunction with certain own- 
ers of property fronting upon said Michigan avenue, spent 
several thousand dollars for that purpose. 

Ordinances for the protection of said banks upon the 
lake shore were passed in 1848 and 1851, and divers other 
ordinances more or less directly affecting the land in 
question, were at various times passed by the Common 
Council of this city. 

The width of Michigan avenue was, by the city, re- 
duced to its present width, and the land lying east of it 
w^as enclosed by the city and designated as Lake Park. 
Ordinances have been passed and appropriations made for 
the purpose of improving said park. 

The city has been for years engaged in reclaiming that 
part of the land so dedicated which was washed away by 
the action of the waters of the lake, and at the same time 
the said act of the General Assembly of this State was 
passed, had succeeded in reclaiming all that portion of 
said land north of Monroe street. For this purpose alone 
the city has spent a very large sum of money. 

The city has been in the undisturbed occupation of the 
land in question for over thirty years, under and by virtue 
of the said dedication, and whatever may be the rights of 
the city in said property, it certainly stands, so far as the 
citizens of Chicago and the owners of property fronting 
said public grounds are concerned, in the position of a 
trustee, and it cannot, in good faith to such citizens and 
property-owners, permit said grounds to be used for other 
than public uses. 

Even if the sum which said act declares the city shall 
receive, viz : $800,000, were an adequate compensation for 
the property, which it is not, your Committee believe that 
it would be a most flagrant and unjustifiable breach of 
trust upon the part of the city to sell this property, or in 
any manner until forced to do so by the courts, to consent 
that this land shall be appropriated to other than public 
uses. 

Yotxr Committee believe this property to be worth over 
$2,000,000, and yet the attempt is made by this act of the 
General Assembly to force the city to surrender the same 
to these corporations for less than one half its value. No 
compensation is provided for damages to the owners of 
property which has a view and outlook upon and over 
this public ground, notwithstanding that this view and 
outlook, and the fact that this land was, and was to re- 
main, public grounds, constituted a large percentage of 
the value of such property. 

Your Committee must incline to the opnion that the 
courts in which the constitutionality of said acts of the 
General Assembly is being contested will decide that 
neither the City of Chicago, nor the citizens, nor the prop- 
erty holders owning property fronting said public grounds, 
can be forced without their consent and without adequate 
compensation, to surrender their rights and interests in 
these public grounds to the private use of these corpora- 
tions. 

Your Committee would further report that one of said 
companies, the Illinois Central railroad, by act of the 
Legislature, was authorized to enter into a contract with 
the City of Chicago, and in June, 1852, did enter into a 
contract with said city, by which said ('ompany was au- 
thorized to maintain a track and break-water upon cer- 
tain terms and conditions in the ordinance passed June 
14, 1851, specified, by which the west line of such con- 
structions was to be at least 400 feet east of the west line 
of Michigan avenue. 

This contract your Committee believes to be still bind- 
ing upon said Company, and that the rights of the city 
under this contract are protected by the Constitution of 
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General Assembly, which would violate or impugn the 

validity of said contract. 

The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, and the Michigan 
Central's rights, whatever they may be, are derived from 
the Illinois Central, and they would be estopped by vir- 
tue of this contract from any claim to this laud to the 
same extent as the Illinois Central. 

That this act of the General Assembly under which these 
railroada claim this property was passed by undue influences 
upon, and corrupt combinations among certain members of the 
General Assembly which passed this law, Jujls now becmue a 
part of the history of the State, and the act itself must be re- 
garded as a wanton and unparalleled attempt at the invasion of 
the chartered rights of a city, and private rights of citizens, by 
the power which was bound to protect both. 

Your Committee are, therefore, of the opinion that public 
honor and public faith require tlmt the city, by every means in 
its power, should resist the consummation of this outrage, and 
do no act which will, directly or indirectly, aid these 
monster railroad corporations in the conspiracy against 
our chartered rights, and the interests of our citizens. 

Your Committee find that the $200,000 was tendered by 
the solicitor of these railroads to Walter Kimball, City 
Comptroller; under said act of the General Assembly, 
Mr. Kimball tendered a receipt whereby the rights of the 
city were reserved and protected. The solicitor declined 
to take any receipt, whereupon Mr. Kimball stated to the 
solicitor that he would receive the money on condition 
that none of the rights of the city should be prejudiced 
thereby; and he reserved the rights of the city in the 
matter. 

Your Committee have obtained a statement from Mr. 
Kimball in regard to what occurred at the time of said 
tender. It is submitted herewith. Mr. Kimball did not 
turn over the money to his successor in office, believing 
himself to be personally liable for it, and still holds the 
control of the money. 

Your Committee are of the opinion that the rights of 
the city have been in nowise prejudiced by this tender of 
the $200,000, or by Mr. Kimball's receipt of it. 

Your Committee would advise, as to Mr. Kimball's com- 
munication the passage of the annexed resolution. 

Your Committee have deemed it prudent, because of 
the fact that this matter was left over from the last Coun- 
cil, to make this general statement of the subject, so that 
those members who were not in the last Council may be 
informed of all the facts connected therewith. 

Your Commiitee would further report that the most im- 
portant matter to the city connected with this pretended 
law of the General Assembly, is that the entire lake front 
of the city east of the right of way of the Illinois Central 
is taken from the city and transferred to these railroads. 
Chicago must, within a few years, have additional harbor 
facilities. That the city, as well as the Illinois Central, 
recognized this necessity, as well as the right of the city 
to the lake front for harbor purposes, as far back as 1852, 
is perceived by reading the ordinance before referred to, 
whereby the Illinois Central railroad was permitted to put 
down its track and breakwater. The ordinance, it will be 
seen, provides for the rights of the city and of the Illinois 
Central Railroad, in the event of the city building this 
outer harbor. 

This right to the lake front for the purpose of an outer 
harbor is estimated by some to be worth $20,000,000. Not 
only is it proposed by this act of the General Assembly 
to take this from the city without its consent, but even 
the pretense of compensation is not made. It is to be 
forcibly taken from the city and given to these railroads, 
and it is to be free from city taxation. It is simply and 
purely legislative robbery. 

If the Council ratify this act of Mr. Kimball, and receive 
this money, your Committee believe that the city thereby 
admits the rights of these railroads, under this act of the 
General Assembly, not only to the three blocks in question, 
but to the entire lake front. These corporations will not 
remaiu satisfied with three blocks. The city may con- 
tinue to expend money in reclaiming from the waters of 
the lake other portions of Lake Park, and, as fast as this 
is done, these, or some other corporations, having wit- 
nessed the success of these railroads in the Legislature at 
obtaining property at half its value, and without the 
consent of the city, will certainly repeat the experiment. 
If the Council is prepared to place the city under the 
control of these railroad corporations, then the money 
should be accepted. When these i-ailroads build the outer 
harbor, from that moment they control the commerce of 
the city. 
To control the commerce of the city is to control the 



city itself, and to place all the property, real and pei-sonal, 
indirectly in the power of the three railroads. 

Your Committee, in conclusion, can only reiterate its 
opinion that the money should not be accepted,and that the 
city should use all the means at its command to resist and 
defeat the efforts of the railroads to obtain this property. 

The resolution is as follows : 

Whereas, Walter Kimball, late City Comptroller, has 
informed this Council that the Illinois Central, Michigan 
Central, and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 
Companies did tender to him, while he was Comptroller, 
the sum of $200,0(J0 as the first payment under the act of 
the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled 
" An act in relation to a portion of the submerged land 
and Lake Park Grounds lying on and adjacent to the shore 
of Lake Michigan," and that he received the said money 
so tendered iipon the express condition that none of the 
rights and interests of the city should thereby be waived 
or in any manner prejudiced ; now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the city of Chicago will not recognize 
the act of Walter Kimball, in receiving said money, as 
binding upon the city, and that the city of Chicago will 
not receive any money from railroad corporations under 
said act of the General Assemby, until forced to do so by 
the courts. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Theodore Schintz. 
J. L. Campbell, 
J. H. McAvoY, 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The following is the statement of Mr. Kimball, referred 
to in the above report : 

On the 12th day of July, 1869, Walker, Esq., came into 
my office. No. 2 Court House, and stated that he wished to 
tender to me, as City Comptroller, the sum of two hundred 
thousand dollars, as the first payment to the city of Chicago 
for the Lake Park grounds, under the act recently passed 
by the Legislature, in relation to Lake Park, on the eastern 
frontage of the city. I said to Mr. Walker that I had 
received no instructions from the Common Council in the 
matter, but if he wished to pay the money I would take it 
and give him a receipt for the same, showing him at the 
same time a form of the receipt which I proposed to give. 
On reading the same, Mr. Walker said he would not take 
such a receipt, that he did not wish any receipt. I then 
said to him that I would take the money upon condition 
that none of the rights of the city should be prejudiced 
thereby, and that I reserved all the rights of the city in 
the matter. Mr. Walker then paid to me two hundred 
thousand dollars in legal-tender notes, I suppose on behalf 
of and for the Illinois Central, Michigan Central, and 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Companies. 

The following is a copy of the receipt I proposed to give 
Mr. Walker : 

City Comptroller'! 
Chicago, 

I have received from the sum of two hundred 

thousand dollars ($200,000), this day tendered to me as 

Comptroller of the city of Chicago. The said 

represented himself as acting for and in behalf of the Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company, the Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad Company, and the Michigan Central 
Railroad Company, and as tendering said sum pursuant to 
the provisions of section 5, of the act of the General 
Assembly of the State of Illinois, passed April 16, 1869, 
entitled an act in relation to a portion of the submerged 
lands and Lake Park grounds lying on and adjacent to 
the shore of Lake Michigan, on the eastern frontage of the 
city of Chicago. I have received no instructions from the 
Common Council or other municipal authority of said city 
on this subject, and I therefore consent to receive the 
money, but upon the express understanding that I do so 
without prejudice to said city, and without committing 
the city or the Common Council to any course of action or 
policy, and without compromising the rights or interests 
of said city in the premises in any respect whatsoever. 
Walter Kimball. 

Your Committee, therefore, see no use or necessity for 
the appointment of such a special committee, and recom- 
mend that the communication be placed on file. 

Theodore Schintz, 
J. A. Montgomery, 

H. WiTBECK, 

Committee. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled. 

The undersigned, a member of the Committee on Judi- 
ciary, to whom was referred a certain preamble and reso- 



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lution presented by Aid. Whitaker, relative to the $200,000 
now in the hands of Mr. Walter Kimball, having had the 
same under advisement, and being unable to agree with 
the majority of said Committee, beg leave to submit the 
following minority report : 

The Legislature of the State of Illinois passed an act 
entitled "An act in relation to a portion of the submerged 
lands and Lake Park grounds, lying on and adjacent to 
the shore of Lake Michigan, on the eastern frontage of the 
city of Chicago," which act went into effect on the 16th 
day of April, 1869. The first section provides that all the 
right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to 
so much of the lake front as is situated east of Michigan 
avenue, and north of Park Row and south of the south 
line of Monroe street, running parallel with and 400 feet 
east of the west line of said Michigan avenue, be granted 
in fee to the city of Chicago, with full power to sell and 
convey all of said land, leaving said Michigan avenue 90 
feet in width. No sale or conveyance to be made unless 
approved by a vote of not less than three-fourths of all 
the Aldermen elect. 

The second section provides that the proceeds of such 
sale shall constitute a "park fund," and be equitably dis- 
tributed by the Common Council between the three divi- 
sions of the city. 

The third section grants to the Illinois Central Kailroad 
Company certain rights and privileges which do not directly 
effect the question now under consideration, but the fourth 
section provides that all the right and title of the State of 
Illinois in and to the lands submerged or otherwise, lying- 
north of the south line of Monroe street, and south of the 
south line of Randolph street, and between the east line 
of Michigan avenue and the track and roadway of the 
Illinois Central Railroad Company, be granted in fee to the 
Illinois Central Railioad Company, the Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad Company, and the Michigan Central 
Railroad Company, their successors and assigns, for the 
erection thereon of a passenger depot, and for such other 
purposes as the business of said companies may require. 

The fifth section provides that in consideration of said 
grant the three railroads named be required to pay to the 
city of Chicago the sum of $800,000 to be paid— $200,006 
within three months from the passage of the act, $200,000 
in six months, $200,000 in nine months, and $200,000 in 
twelve months from the same date. 

By the sixth section the Common Council is authorized 
to quitclaim and release to the three railroads the lands 
last above described, and in case the Common Council 
neglect or refuse thus to quitclaim within four months 
from the passage of the act, then the railroad companies 
were to be discharged from all obligations to pay the bal- 
ance remaining unpaid to the city of Chicago. 

The foregoing is not the text of the act, but is a fair 
synopsis of so much of it as directly relates to the question 
now under advisement. As before stated this act becomes 
a law in a constitutional manner on the 16th day of April, 
1869, and has continued in force from that date until the 
present time. And it being a law upon the statute books 
of the State of Illinois, the question whether it is just or 
unjust cannot be determined by the Committee on Judiciary 
or the Common Council itself, as it is a judicial question 
which must be settled and determined by the courts, where 
it is now pending. But under its provisions the three 
railroad companies paid to Mr. Walter Kimball, while he 
held the office of City Comptroller, the first installment of 
$200,000. The action taken by the Common Council in 
the year 1870, was to ignore the act of Mr. Kimball as City 
Comptroller, by refusing to direct him to pay the money 
into the City Treasury, and virtually declining to direct 
him even to pay it over to his successor in office, on the 
same terms and conditions upon which he originally 
received it. The majority of your Committee on Judiciary 
has arrived at a similar conclusion, and from which I most 
respectfully dissent, for reasons hereinafter given, as well 
as because I believe it is the duty of the Common Council 
to make suitable provision for the safe keeping of this 
large sum of money, no matter what may be the decision 
of the courts in regard to the title to the ground in con- 
troversy. The money either belongs to the railroad com- 
panies who paid it, or to the Park Commissioners, and not 
to Mr. Kimball, who now has it in his possession as a pri- 
vate individual. 

On page 609 of the Common Council proceedings , under 
date of July 12, 1869, 1 find a high city official, after giving 
a lengthy synojisis of the law, used the following language 
addressed to the Common Council, then in session : 

" A communication from the Comptroller will inform 
you that the companies, in pursuance of the foregoing 



provision, this day tendered to him the first $200,000, and 
that he, in the absence of any direction in the premises hav- 
ing been given by this Council, received the same on the ex- 
press condition that the right of the city should be in no wise 
prejudiced by his action, and he would hold the same subject 
to the direction and disposition of the said Council. It there- 
fore becomes the duty of the Council before the 16th day of 
August next, and as speedily as is consistent with due de- 
liberation, to take such steps, and to come to such conclu- 
sion in the premises, as will be best calculated to subserve 
the interests of the city. 

" I have deemed it my duty to thus briefly call your at- 
tention to this question, and I hope that you will at once 
initiate such action as may seem adapted to preserve the 
rights and promote the best good of our city. 

Theodore Schintz, 
" Acting Mayor." 

By the foregoing it will be seen that Acting Mayor 
Schintz admitted that the money was paid to the Comptrol- 
ler, he not even mentioning the name of Mr. Kimball ; but 
as Chairman of Committee on Judiciary, he now views the 
matter in a somewhat different light. 

But as further evidence that the money was paid to 
Mr. Walter Kimball, as City Comptroller, I quote the 
communication alluded to byActing Mayor Schintz, which 
will be found on page 610 of the same Council proceed- 
ings, and is as follows : 

" To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

" The agent of the Illinois Central, Michigan Central, 
and the (Chicago, Burling-ton and Quincy Railroad Com- 
panies this day tendered to me the sum of $200,000 in legal 
tenders, as the first payment to the city under the act en- 
titled ' An act in relation to a portion of the submerged 
lands and Lake Park grounds lying on and adjacent to 
the shore of Lake Michigan, on the eastern frontage of 
the city of Chicago.' Not having received any direction 
or instruction from your honorable body in reference to 
the same, I received the amount tendered upon the ex- 
press condition that none of the rights of the city should 
be thereby waived or its interests in any manner preju- 
diced. I have not placed the money in the city treasury, 
but in a bank on special deposit, and wait your direction 
and action in the premises. 

"Walter Kimball, 
City Comptroller." 

From this official document, the undersigned has arrived 
at the conclusion that the $200,000 was not only paid to 
Mr. Walter Kimball while he held the office of City 
Comptroller, but that it was actually paid to him as City 
Comptroller, and that the tax-payers of the city ars liable 
for every dollar of it, either to the railroad companies who 
paid it, or to the Park Commissioners who are entitled to 
it, in case the courts decide to confirm the sale, and for 
this reason alone the taxpayers have a right to be informed 
upon the subject, as is proposed by the inquiries embraced 
in the resolution under consideration. 

If Mr. Kimball, when the money was tendered, had 
peremptorily refused to receive it as City Comptroller, the 
matter would stand on an entirely different basis, and 
then the Council might have very appropriately ignored 
the whole transaction. But he having officially acknowl- 
edged the receipt of the money, the city is unquestionably 
responsible for it, in the event that he fails to pay it over 
when the courts decide who is entitled to it. 

No reflections are intended to be cast upon the reputation 
of Mr. Kimball for honesty and integrity, as the under- 
signed belieyes him to be an upright gentleman ; but from 
the action already had upon the subject by the former 
Council, his securities upon his official bond as City Comp- 
troller are certainly released from all liability, and I submit 
the question, Is the sum of $200,000 public funds not too 
large an amount to be left in the hands of any private in- 
dividual ? 

The courts may not decide the case for many years to 
come. Mr. Kimball is as liable to die as anyone else, and, 
in that event, another most serious question would arise, 
which is : Would not this $200,000, if left in his hands, 
become a part of the assets of his estate, and the city, at 
best, only a common creditor ? And if then, as now, the 
city authorities ignored the transaction, the money would 
be distributed among his legal heirs. 

The question of title to that part of the lake front which 
the railroads want, or the price to be paid for it, are both 
altogether foreign to the subject matter contemplated by 
the preamble and resolution, as they do not propose to 
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ject of the preamble and resolution in question, as I view 
it, is simply to make the necessary inquiries, and to obtain, 
if possible, the requisite information upon which to base 
suitable provisions to secure this large sum of m(jncy now 
ill the hands of Mr. Kimball, so that when the courts de- 
cide who is entitled to it, it may be forthcoming beyond all 
contingency or doubt, witho\it recourse to taxation to raise 
the amount. 

As Mr. Kimball is no longer a city official, it matters not 
what his answers may be to the proposed inquiries, the 
rights and interest of the city can not be affected thereby. 
And while the undersigned is not in favor of placing the 
money in the city treasuiy for safe keeping, but that Mr. 
Kimball be directed to pay it over to his successor in office 
on precisely the same terms and conditions he originally 
received it; and believing that any action taken by the 
Council to accomplish that end, solely having in view the 
protection of the taxpayers of the city, cannot in any man- 
ner atfect or jeopardize the rights of the city in regard to 
the title to the ground in controversy, would respectfully 
recommend that the preamble and resolution be passed. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

P. Daggy, 
Minority Committee on Judiciary. 

The following is the communication referred to the 
Committee : 

As Chairman of the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, I deem it my duty to present such subjects for 
consideration as of the Council as is in my judgment seems 
to demand the action of the city government. It is not 
presumed that all of the present Council are familiar with 
the action of the Legislature at its last session in reference 
to the interests of Chicago, and believing that a full inves- 
tigation of the act compelling the city to quitclaim to a 
certain railroad a strip of land on the lake shore for $800,000, 
would result advantageously, I respectfully submit the 
following : 

Whereas, During the year 1869, there was paid to Walter 
Kimball, the Comptroller of the city, $200,000 by certain 
railroad officers, which said $200,000 was said to be paid 
to the city in pursuance of an act of the Legislature stipula- 
ting for such payments, and 

Whereas, Said $200,000 has not been paid to the Treasur- 
er of this city, and is not now in the custody of the city, 
and yet it is believed by many of our best citi- 
zens that the city is liable for the same, it is, therefore 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed from 
this Council, who, with the Counsel to the Corporation, 
shall obtain answers from Walter Kimball to the following 
questions : 

Were you the Comptroller of the city of Chicago during 
the summer of 1869 ? 

Did you during the summer of 1869 receive any money 
from the officers or agent of the Illinois Central, or any 
other railroad, and if so, how much did you receive ? 

Was such money paid to you on any stated account or 
in pursuance of any law requiring such payment ? 

Was it paid to you during business hours, and at the 
office of the City Comptroller? 

Did you give a receipt for the money so paid to you ? 

What did you do with the money so paid to you, and 
where is it now, and to whom does it stand credited. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom had been referred 
the communication from the Board of Education in rela- 
tion to the erection of a primary school building on 
Wentworth avenue, submitted a report reconmiending 
that the communication be referred back to the Board, 
" with the request that they send in a proposition for a 
brick school building similar in size to the Brown School 
Primary." 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the Council do now adjourn, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes, as follows : 

j^yes — Somers, Coey, Thompson, Tracey, Shell, McGrath, 
Buehler, McCaffrey, Busse — 9. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Gill, Tyler, Schaffner, 
McCauley, Mr. President — 19. 

Also, 

The Committee on Schools, to whom had been referred 
the petition of TuUy & Armstrong for compensation for 



plans furnished by them for a school-house on Twelfth 
street and Third avenue, submitted a report adverse to the 
claim, and recommended that the petition be placed on 
file. 

Aid. McCotter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. McCotter, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the resolution of Aid. Montgomery, asking why a 
school-house has not been erected in the Third Ward, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

EEPOKT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred the 
resolution of Aid. Montgomery, asking why a school- 
house has not been erected on the school lot north of 
Twelfth street, between Third and Fourth avenues, in the 
Third Ward, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report : 

That we have carefully considered the subject matter of 
the resolution, and find it has been before the Common 
Council upon two occasions, Sept. 27, 1869, and Jan. 24, 
1870, upon the report of the Committee on Schools, and 
in each case they recommend that action be delayed until 
the Council had disposed of the question of opening Dear- 
bom street, which, if done, would pass through the school 
lot and destroy it for the purpose for which it was 
bought. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys of the South Di- 
vision, of the last Council, had the matter of opening 
Dearborn street under consideration, and, Jan. 3, 1870, 
recommended that the whole subject be referred to the 
Board of Public Works. Since that time, your Committee 
cannot learn of any action being taken, but, from all the 
information we can get, we believe there is no immediate 
prospect of the opening of Dearborn street, inasmuch as 
there is a strong feeling against it by the property owners. 

Your Committee are fully impressed with the import- 
ance of more and better school accommodations in that 
portion of the city. The buildings now upon the school 
lot are a disgrace to the city of Chicago, being old tene- 
ment houses cut up into small apartments, into which are 
packed, almost to suffocation, the children of that now 
over-crowded district. 

The Board of Education have requested a school-house 
to be erected upon this lot, and, in their report, impress 
the importance of action being taken by the Council 
at once to relieve the wants of the district ; and we would 
recommend that immediate steps be taken to cause a 
school-house to be erected on the school lot corner of 
Twelfth street and Third avenue ; and if in the event it is 
not practicable to erect on that lot, then to sell the same 
and buy another in the district, aud cause a school-house 
to be erected upon the same as soon as possible, suitable 
for the wants of the district. 

Your Committee, in view of the foregoing, would, 
therefore, reconmiend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and they 
are hereby instructed to cause to be erected on the school 
lot belonging to the city, north of Twelfth street, between 
Third and Fourth avenues, a twelve-room primary build- 
ing in conformity with the plans to be submitted by the 
Board of Education, similar to the Brown School primary 
building, erected last year ; the cost of said building not to 
exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), and that the 
specifications for said work be so carefully drawn that no 
extras shall be paid for any work on said building after 
the contracts therefor shall be let to the lowest reponsible 
bidder. 

S. McCotter. 
John H. McAvoy, 
G. A. BussE, 
James Walsh, 
P. Daggy, 
Committee on Schools. 

Also, 

Aid. McCotter, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
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asking the Council to authorize the erection of a twelve- 
room primary building on the lot on Polk street, east of 
Halsted street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the report be laid over 
and piiblished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred the 
communication from the Board of Education, asking the 
Council to authorize the erection of a twelve-room pri- 
mary building on the lot on Polk street east of Halsted 
street, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report that we have carefully considered the subject, and 
find that in the Dore district three hundred and sixty 
pupils that are being educated in the basement of the 
Seventh Presbyterian Church, corner of Halsted and Har- 
rison streets, at a rental of nine hundred dollars per year. 
Tour Committee also find that in the Foster School dis- 
trict, corner of Twelfth and Halsted streets, that there are 
two hundred and fifty pupils poorly accommodated in a 
. rented building, at a rental of one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars per year. 

That these places are very dark and inconvenient — not 
suitable places for schools. 

Tour Committee are of the opinion that the wants of 
the two districts demand the erection of a suitable school 
building, therefore ask the passage of the following 
order : 

Qi/dered, That the Board of Public works be and they 
are hereby instructed to cause to be erected on the lot on 
Polk street, near Halsted street, a tvfelve-room primary 
school building, in conformity with plans to be submitted 
by the Board of Education similar to the Brown School 
Primary building erected last year. The cost of said 
building not to exceed the sum of twenty thousand dol- 
lars ($20,000), and that the specifications be so carefully 
drawn that no extras shall be paid for any work on said 
building after the contracts therefor shall be let to the 
lowest responsible bidder. 

Eespectfully, S. McCotter, 

Jno. H. McAvoy, 
G. A. Btjsse, 
James Walsh, 
P. Baggy, 
Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, 
Baggy, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill— 9. 

Noes — Otis, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schaff- 
ner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. President — 16. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Tracey, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, to whom was referred a report and ordinance 
for sidewalk on southside of E street, from Halsted street 
to Kucker street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Tracey moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

74?/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Baggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 26, 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Tracey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Far- 
rell street, from Thirty-first street to Lyman street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Baggy moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Aijes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Baggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 



Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Mc- 
Cauley, Busse, Mr. President — 26. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Baggy, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of Bashiel 
street, from Douglas place to Egan avenue, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Baggy moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCau- 
ley, Busse, Mr. President — 26. 

Noes — None. 



Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a report 
and ordinance repealing the ordinance and annulling the 
assessment for improving Twenty-fourth street, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report and ordinance be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Daggy, of same Committee, to whom had been 
referred the ordinance to change the name of Northern 
avenue to Twenty-seventh street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the accompanying ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report be laid over and 
published, and referred to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Tour Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Division, 
to whom was referred the ordinance providing for the 
change in the name of the street now known as Northern 
avenue to Twenth-seventh street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report, that they are of the 
opinion that said ordinance should pass, and therefore 
respectfully recommend its passage. Respectfully. 

P. Daggy, 
Wm. Tracey, 
David Coey, 
H. M. Thompson, 
Joseph Otis, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 
The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the street heretofore and now known 
as " Northern avenue," in the South Division, shall here- 
after be named and known as Twenty-seventh street. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force and take effect 
from and after its passage. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North Di- 
vision, to whom had been referred the petition of Chas. 
Henrotin, relative to opening Elm street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the petition be referred to the 
Board of Public Works. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Tour Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom was referred the petition of Chas. Henrotin, in 
regard to opening Elm street, having h&d the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report thfit they recommend 
said petition bo refprred to the Board of Public Works, 
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out the necessary assessment roll for the opening of said 
Elm street, according to the provisions of ordinances al- 
ready passed for that purpose, and thus grant the relief 
prayed for in said petition. 

Wm. M. Clarke, 
John McCaffrey, 
K. G. Schmidt, 

L. SCHAFFNER, 

M. A. Devine, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division. 

Also, 

The same Committee, to whom had been referred a peti- 
tion and remonstrance requiring the opening of North 
Franklin street, submitted a report recommending that 
the Board of Public Works take immediate measures to 
open said street. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom was referred a petition and a remonstrance re- 
garding the opening of North Franklin street, from North 
avenue to Menomonee street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report that the route for opening 
said street, as proposed in the petition, will require the 
outlay of a large snm of money, by striking upon too 
many buildings. The route as proposed in the remon- 
strance is, in our opinion, the cheapest and most desirable 
one, striking upon less and smaller buildings, and being 
already opened for a distance of two blocks. We therefore 
recommend the Board of Public Works be instructed to 
take immediate measures to open said North Franklin 
street, from its present terminus on North avenue paral- 
lel with the same street, south of North avenue in a north 
direction until it strikes Menomonee street, leaving a jog 
or break on Menomonee street. 

Respectfully submitted, 

K. G. Schmidt, 
Wm. Clarke, 
L. Schaffner, 
J. McCaffrey, 

Committee. 
Also. 

The same Committee, to whom had been refeiTed a pe- 
tition for extending or opening Oak street, in the North 
Division, to connect with Augusta street in the West Di- 
vision, submitted a report recommending that the Board 
of Public Works take immediate measures for opening 
said street. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

_ Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North Di- 
vision, to whom was referred a petition for extending and 
opening Oak street, in the North Division, to connect with 
Augusta street in the West Division, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report in favor of the 
opening of said Oak street, so as to connect with Augusta 
street. We therefore recommend that the Board of Public 
Works be instructed to take immediate measures to have 
said street opened for the use of the public. 
Respectfully submitted, 

K. G. Schmidt, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
L. Schaffner, 
J. McCaffrey, 
M. A. Devine, 

Committee. 
Also. 
The same Committee, to whom had been referred a pe- 
tition for the opening of Elm street, between North La 
Salle and Wells streets, submitted a report recommending 
that the Board of Public Works be instructed to open said 
street immediately. 



Aid. McAvoy moved that the report be laid over and 

published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE, 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom was referred a petition for the opening of Elm 
street, between North LaSalle and Wells streets, according 
to the provisions of the ordinance already passed for that 
purpose, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that the opening of said street is a neces- 
sary improvement, and we therefore recommend that the 
Board of Public Works be instructed to open said street 
immediately for the use of the public. 
Respectfully submitted, 

K. G. Schmidt, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
L, Schaffner, 
J. McCaffrey, 
M. A. Devine, 

Committee. 
Also, 
The same Committee, to whom had been referred a peti- 
tion for the opening and extention of Menominee street, 
in the North Division, to the Chicago river, to a uniform 
width of 60 feet, submitted a report recommending that 
the Board of PubUc Works take immediate steps to extend 
the same. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North Di- 
vision, to whom was referred a petition for the opening 
and extending of Menomonee street, in the North Di- 
vision, to the Chicago river, and to widen the same to a 
uniform width of 66 feet throughout its whole length, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port in favor of the said extending and widening of Me- 
nomonee street, and therefore recommend that the Board 
of Public Works be instructed to take immediate meas- 
ures to extend and open the same to the Chicago river, 
and widen the same to a uniform width of 66 feet through- 
out its whole length. 

Respectfully submitted, 

K. G. Schmidt, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
L. Schaffner, 
J. McCaffrey, 
M, a. Devine, 

Committee. 
Also, 
The same Committee, to whom has been referred the pe- 
tition asking that the name of a certain street be called 
Wieland street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the report and ordinance be 
published, and referred to the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom was referred a petition asking that a certain 
street in the North Division be called Wieland street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port in favor of granting the prayer of the petition, and 
would recommend the passage of the following ordinance : 
L. Schaffner, 
K. G. Schmidt, 
John McCaffrey, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 

Committee. 
ORDINANCE 

Naming a certain street in the North Division of the city 

of Chicago. 
Be it ordained hy the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the street running from Schiller street 
to North avenue, between North Wells and North Frank- 



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lin streets, be named, and shall hereafter be known and 
designated as Wieland street. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force and take effect 
from and after its passage and due publication. 
Also, 
The same Committee, to whom was referred a petition 
asking that the assessment for opening an alley in block 
16, Johnston, Roberts & Storrs' Addition, be annulled, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the report and ordinance be 
published, and referred to the clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom was referred the petition of Charles Paine and 
others, in relation to a special assessment for opening an 
i alley running north and south through block 16, Johnston, 
i Roberts & Storrs' Addition, having had the same under ad- 
I visement, beg leave to report that the said Paine and oth- 
I ers, having purchased of the original owners the perpetual 
right of way of said alley as private property, as shown 
by deeds now in their possession, the said private alley 
being 12 feet in width, and the ordinance as passed calling 
for a 16-foot alley, allowing only four feet to the present 
! private alley and the assessment being made for the whole 
I 16 feet, the petitioners having already paid for the said 12 
j feet in their former purchase, and having a legal right to 
I the occupancy of the said 12-foot alley, and the beneiit of 
I the opening of the said 16-foot alley, given to the original 
grantors, and the Committee believing the same to be un- 
just, would recommend theadoption of the following ordi- 
nance annulling the said assesement roll. 

Wm. M. Claeke, 
John McCaffrey, 
K. G. Schmidt, 
L. Schaffner, 
M. A. Devine, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance passed by the Common 
Council, Aug. 19, 1869, for opening an alley running north 
and south through block 16, Johnston, Roberts & Storrs' 
Addition to Chicago, be, and the same is hereby, repealed ; 
and that the assessment made under and by authority of 
said ordinance, and confirmed by the Council, Dec. 20, 
1869, be , and the same is hereby annnlled. 
Also, 
The same Committee, to whom had been referred a pe- 
tition for the extending and opening of Center street, 
from Racine road west to Chicago river, and Armitage 
road, from Blston avenue to Chicago river, submitted a 
report recommending that the prayer of the petition be 
granted. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Division, 
to whom was referred a petition for extending and opening 
of Center street in the North Division, from the Racine 
road west to the Chicago river, an,d the opening of Armi- 
tage riad in the West Division, from Elston avenue east to 
the Chicago river, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report in favor of the opening of the said 
streets, and therefore recommend that the prayer of the 
petitioners be granted, and that the Board of Public 
Works be instructed to take immediate measures to have 
said streets opened for the use of the public. 
Respectfully submitted, 

K. G. Schmidt, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
l. schafffer, 
J. McCaffrey, 
M. A. Devine, 

Committee. 
Also, • 
The same Committee, to whom was referred a petition 
for the opening and extending of Bloomingdale road, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

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Aid. Daggy moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

REPORT or COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North Di- 
vision, to whom was referred a petition for the opening 
and extending of Bloomingdale road or street, in the 
West Division, east to the Chicago river, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report in favor of the 
opening and extending of the said street, and therefore 
recommend that the Board of Public Works be instructed 
to take immediate measures to have said street extended 
and opened for public use. 

Respectfully submitted, 

K. Gr. Schmidt, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
L. Schaffner, 
J. McCaffrey, 
M. A. Devine, 

Committee. 
Also, 

The same Committee, to whom had been referred a pe- 
tition for the construction of a viaduct on North Clark 
street, over the tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern 
railway at North Water street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. Montgomrey moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North Di- 
vision, to whom was referred a petition for the construc- 
tion of a good and substantial viaduct on North Clark 
street, over the tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern 
railway, at North Water street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that in view of 
the large commercial travel upon North Clark street, 
the construction of a viaduct has become a necessity 
for the safety of life and property. We also have 
had an interview with the Superintendent (Mr. Gait) 
of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, 
and have been informed by him that said Company is 
willing to pay their proportion of the assessment toward 
the construction of the proposed viaduct. And in order 
to prevent said viaduct from being laid so high as to 
greatly injure the adjoining property, said Company vol- 
untarily proposes to sink their tracks at the said crossing 
from three to four feet, or as deep as circumstances will 
allow. 

We therefore recommend that the prayer of the peti- 
tioners be granted. 

And most respectfully offer the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Board of PubUc Works be, and are 
hereby, instructed to construct a strong and substantial 
viaduct on North Clark street, over the tracks of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern railway, as soon as possible. 
K. G. Schmidt, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
L. Schaffner, 
J. McCaffrey, 
M. A. Devine, 

Committee. 
Also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the petition 
for dredging and deepening the North Branch of the Chi- 
cago river, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North Di- 
vision, to whom was referred a petition for the dredging 



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and deepening of the North Branch of the Chicago river, 
from North avenue to FuUerton avenue, so as to permit 
the passage of vessels drawing twelve feet of water, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to report : 
In view of the fast growth of the commercial and manu- 
facturing interests of the locality referred to, we are of the 
opinion that the dredging and deepening of the North 
Branch of the Gliicago river, as above described, is a 
highly necessary improvement for the business communica- 
tion in that vicinity. 

We, therefore, recommend that the Board of Public 
Works be instructed to take immediate measures for the 
dredging and deepening of the North Branch of the Chi- 
cago river, as above stated. 

Respectfully submitted, 

K. G. Schmidt, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
l. schaffnee, 
J. McCaffrey, 
M. A. Devine, 

Committee. 
Also, 
The same Committee, to whom had been referred a peti- 
tion for the widening and improvement of North Halsted 
street, submitted a report recommending that the prayer 
of the petition be granted, and that the Board of Public 
Works be instructed to take immediate measures for the 
widening and improvement of said street. 
Aid. McCaffrey moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^2/es— Knickerbocker, Montgomery^ Coey, Tracey — i. 

Noes — Otis, McAvoy, Daggy, Hickey, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham,Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, 
Shell, McGrath, Tyler, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 20. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a peti- 
tion for opening Webster avenue, from the Chicago river 
to Elston avenue, submitted a repoi-t recommending that 
the Board of Public Works take immediate steps to open 
said street. 

Aid. Otis moved to refer the report to the Board of Pub- 
lic Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Schaffner, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of the 
street running north and south from Grand Haven street 
to Bank street, and between Astor street and Stone street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. .i 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

^?/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President— 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Schaffner, of said Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side of Grand 
Haven street, from Astor street to Lake Michigan, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailev, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President~23. 
iVoes— None. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Gill, of Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
West Division, to whom had been referred a report and 
ordinance authorizing a subdivision of Block 9, Morton's 
SubdiAision, E. 3^ N. W. i^ sec. 11, T. 39 R. 13 E. and 
vacation of S. 310 feet of alley in block 9, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the same. 



Aid. Gill moved that the reoort be laid over and pub- 
lished, and referred to the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

KEPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldennen of the city of Chicago, in 
Ciommon Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Divisipn, 
to whom was referred an ordinance authorizing a subdivi- 
sion of block 9, Trustees' subdivision, east half, northwest 
quarter, section 11, town 39, range 13 east, and vacation of 
south 310 feet of alley in block 9, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that they have care- 
fully considered the subject, and believe there can be no 
objection to the passage of the ordinance, and would 
therefore recommend the passage of the same. 

B. G. Gill, 
H. 0. Glade, 
John Buehler, 
H. Witbeck, 
Thos. Wilce, 
P. J. Hickey, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 
The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE. 
Authorizing a resubdivision of block 9, of Trustees' sub- 
division of E. >^ of N. W. li of Sec. 11, T. 39, R. 13 E., 
and the vacation of the south 310 feet of the recorded 
alley in said block. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago: 
That the present subdivision of block 9, of Trustees' 
subdivision of E. 14 of N. W. ^ of section 11, town 39, 
range 13 east, together with the north 310 feet of the alley 
in said block, as the same are represented on the accompa- 
nying plat, marked " A," be and the same is hereby or- 
dered vacated : Provided, however, that this ordinance shall 
not take effect until the owners of said block 9 shall make 
and record a new subdivision thereof, to accord with the 
subdivision as represented by the plat marked " B," and 
hereto attached. 

Aid. Daggy moved tjtiat the Council do now adjourn, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Daggy— 2. 

.Noes—Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Tra 
cey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schaff- 
ner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. President— 22. 
Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred an or- 
dinance for the resubdivision of block 13, Harding's Sub. 
W. 3^ N. E. ^ Sec. 11, 39, 13, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved that the ordinance be referred to the 
Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Hickey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance Vepealing an ordinance authorizing the laying 
of a railroad track on Union street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance as amended. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the West Di- 
Aisaon, to whom was referred an ordinance from the Board 
of Public Works, repealing an ordinance authorizing the 
laying of a railroad track on Union street, from Twenty- 
second street to Lumber street, your Committee having 
had the same under advisement, respectfully report that 
they have carefully examined the matter and recommend 
the' passage of the ordinance Avith the additional section 
added by the Committee. 
Respectfully submitted, P. J- Hickey, 

M. B. Bailey, 
B. G. Gill, 
• . ■^ John Buehler, 

Thomas Wilce, 
H. 0. Glade, 

Committee. 



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The following is the ordinance : 
ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance authorizing the laying of a rail- 
road track on Union street, from Twenty-second street 

to Lumber street. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled "An ordinance 
to allow Isaac R. Diller to lay a track on Union street, 
from the track of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
railroad on Twenty-second street to the South Branch of 
the Chicago river," passed by the Common Council June 
29, 1868, be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. That the Board of Public Works be, and are 
hereby, directed to cause to be removed forthwith all 
railroad tracks from that portion of Union street lying 
between Twenty-second street and the South Branch of 
the Chicago river. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a re- 
port and ordinance establishing the width of roadway and 
sidewalk space on Ashland avenue, submitted a report re- 
commending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the ordinance be referred to the 
Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred an or- 
dinance annulling the assessment for improving Fulton 
street, submitted a report recommending that the ordi- 
nance be placed on file. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a report 
and ordinance concerning the regulation of railroad cars 
on street crossings and sidewalks, east of Western avenvie 
and north of Sixteenth street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the ordinance be passed. 
. Aid. Walsh moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago in 
Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys,West Division, to 
whom was referred a communication asking for an ordi- 
nance concerning the regulations of railroad cars upon 
street crossings and sidewalks, east of the west line of 
Western avenue and north of the south line of Sixteenth 
street, having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report that they have fully investigated the merits of 
the case, and your Committee recommend to your honora- 
ble body that the ordinance as presented be passed. 
M. B. Bailey,. 
Thos. Wilce, 
P. J. Hickey, 

H. WiTBECK, 

H. 0. Glade, 

Committee. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

That section thirteen of chapter thirty-six of Gary's 
Laws and Ordinances of Chicago, be and the same is here- 
by amended so that all the words, " Who shall cause or al- 
low any " shall be and read as follows: Railroad car or 
cars to be detached from any locomotive engine , and left 
to remain upon any street or sidewalk, or railroad crossing 
within said city, east of the west line of Western avenue, 
and north of the south line of Sixteenth street, for a 
longer period, than five minutes, shall be fined in the sum 
of ten dollars for each and every consecutive five minutes 
after the lapse of the first five minutes that any such rail- 
road car or cars detached as aforesaid, shall be permitted 
to remain on such street, sidewalk, or railroad crossing. 
Also, 

Aid. Buehler, of the same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a report, and ordinance vacating the south 110 feet 
of the alley in block 12, Johnson's subdivision of E. 3^ of 
S. E. l/^ Sec. 6, 39, 14 E., submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 



Aid. Daggy moved that the report be 
Laid over and published. 
The following is the report: 



REPORT or COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division, 
to whom was referred the within report and ordinance for 
vacating the south 110 feet of the alley in block 12, John- 
son's subdivision of E. 3^ of S. E. J^, Sec. 6, 39, 14 E., 
having had the same under advisement, would recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John Buehler, 
B. G. Gill, 
H. 0. Glade, 

H. WiTBECK, 

Thos. Wilce, 
M. B. Bailey, 
G. Powell, 
Patrick J. Hickey. 
Committee. 



The following is the ordinance : 



ORDINANCE. 



Vacating the south 110 feet of the alley in block 12, John 

son's subdivision of E. }4 of S. E. %, Sec. 6, 39, 14 E. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of Chi- 
cago : 

Section 1. That the south 110 feet of the alley in block 
12, Johnson's subdivision of east ]/^ of southeast % section 
6, township 39 north, range 14 east, as shown on plat here- 
to annexed and colored red, be, and the same is hereby, 
vacated ; Provided, this ordinance shall not take effect until 
there shall be made and placed on public record a plat 
showing that the portion of the alley lying north of the 
south 110 feet of the alley in said block is widened to the 
width of 16 feet, and that an alley 16 feet wide is opened 
for public use through said block east and west, to extend 
from Samuel street to North Wood street, as shown on 
plat hereto annexed, and colored brown. 

Sec. 2 That the plat hereto annexed, showing the alleys 
and portions of alleys referred to in section one hereof be, 
and the same is hereby, made a part of this ordinance. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a report 
and ordinance for the vacation of that part north of the 
west branch of the south branch of the Chicago river of 
Canalport (being the N. E. ^, S. E. i^ and E. i^ of S. W . 
3^ of sec. 30, 39, 14), submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the same. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished, and referred to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 



REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division, 
to whom was referred a report and ordinance from the 
Board of Public Works for the vacation of that part north 
of the west branch of the South Branch of the Chicago 
river of Canalport (being the northeast i^, southeast ^, 
and east )^ of southwest J^ of section 30, 29, 14), as repre- 
sented on the plat annexed to the ordinance and marked 
" Exhibit A." 

It is also proposed to repeal the said part of Canalport 
as represented on plat annexed to said ordinance and 
marked " Exhibit B." Is is further proposed to establish 
the north dock line of the west branch of the South 
Branch of the Chicago river as far as the described premis- 
es extend (being from the centre of Ashland avenue, or 
Reuben street, to the centre of Leavitt street), in accord- 
ance with the proposed new dock line, as shown on the 
plat annexed to said ordinance and marked " Exhibit C." 

Your Committee having had the same under advise- 
ment would respectfully report that they have carefully 
examined the subject matter, and find no objections what- 
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Board, your Committee believe it to be a vast improve- 
ment to that portion of the city, and would therefore 
recommend the passage of the report and ordinance as 
submitted to the Board of Public Works. All of which is 
respectfully submitted. 

Patrick J. Hickey, 
M. B. Bailey, 
J. L. Campbell, 

THOS. WlLCE, 
H. WiTBECK, 

H. 0. Glade, 
B. G. Gill, 
John Buehler, 
G. Powell, 

Committee. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating that part north of the West Branch of the South 

Branch of the Chicago river of Canalport. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. That that part north of the west branch 
of the South Branch of the Chicago river of Canalport 
(being the N. E. }4 and S. E. % and E. H of S. W. i^ of 
section 30, 39, 14 E.) as shown on plat hereto annexed, 
marked " Exhibit B," be, and the same hereby is, vacated ; 
Provided, this ordinance shall not take effect until the 
premises herein described shall be replatted in accordance 
with the plat hereto annexed, marked " Exhibit B," and 
a plat showing the same, shall be placed on record, dedi- 
cating to public use the streets, avenues, and portions of 
the same, as shoM^n on said annexed plat marked " Exhib- 
it B," and colored brown, and until there shall be made 
and placed on public record a plat defining and establish- 
ing the north dock line of the w^est branch of the South 
Branch of the Chicago river, from the center of Ashland 
avenue or Eeuben street, to the center of Leavitt street, 
in accordance with the representation of said dock line, as 
shown in a brown line marked, " Proposed new dock line," 
on plat hereto annexed, marked " Exhibit C." 

Sec. 2. That the plats hereto annexed, marked, respec- 
tively, " Exhibit A," " Exhibit B," and " Exhibit C," be, 
and the same are hereby, made a part of this ordinance. 



Aid. Buehler, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Cleaver street, from West Division street to Bradley 
street, submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in , 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President 
—23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Hickey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of Seward 
street, from West Sixteenth street to Canalport avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Hickey moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President— 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Hickey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of Union 
street, from West Twenty-second street to Lumber street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Hickey moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 



Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh", Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President — 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Bailey, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of North 
Green street, from West Indiana street to Milwaukee 
avenue, submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, McAvoy, Dag- 
gy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President — 23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Bailey, of same Committee, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of Mitchell 
street, from Paulina street to Wood street, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Bailey moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows: 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President 
—23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Buehler, of same Committee, to whom was referred 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of 
Armitage road, from Elston avenue to Mendell street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President 
—23 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for sidewalk on north side of Wabansia avenue, 
from Elston avenue to McHenry street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Buehler moved to concur in the report and paas 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Mc- 
Avoy, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shell, 
Gill, McGrath, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President 
23. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for sidewalk on west side of North Morgan 
Ktreet, from Pratt street to West Chicago avenue, submitt- 
ed a report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows ; 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, SheU, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Busse, Mr. President — 23. 

Noes — None. 

POLICE. 

Aid. McAvoy, of the Committee on Police, to whom had 
been referred the petition of citizens asking the passage of 
an ordinance regulating the sale and delivery of coal with- 
in the city of Chicago, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying ordinance. 



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Aid. McCauIey moved that the report and ordinance be 
published and referred to the Clerk for engrossment. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Alderman of the city of Chicago, in 
Common Cnuncil assembled : 

Tour Committee on Police, to whom was referred 
a large and numerously signed petition asking for the 
passage of an ordinance regulating the weighing of coal 
when delivered, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report that they have conferred with the Law 
Department in regard to the matter, and herewith submit 
the annexed ordinance, and recommend the passage of the 
same. 

John H. McAvoy, 
James McCaijley, 
G. S. Whitaker, 
H. 0. Glade, 
G. Powell, 

Committee on Police. 



AN ORDINANCE, 

Kegulating the sale and delivery of coal within the city 

of Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago. 

Section 1. That each and every person, firm, or corpor- 
ation engaged in the business of selling coal, in the city 
of Chicago, to be delivered within said city, shall either 
produce and deliver to the purchaser, at the time of the 
delivery of the coal purchased, a certificate, signed by a 
weigher duly appointed under the Charter and ordinances 
of said city, showing the weight of the coal so delivered; 
or the seller of the said coal shall, at the time and place 
of the delivery thereof, weigh, or cause to be weighed, the 
coal so delivered, which weighing shall be done in the 
presence of the purchaser, or his, her, or their agent, 
if he, she or they shall desire or see fit to be present. 

Sec. 2. Every person, firm or corporation purchasing a 
ton of coal shall be entitled to receive two thousand 
pounds (and a proportionate amount for any portion of a 
ton purchased), and every person, firm, or corporation 
shall deliver two thousand pounds of coal for each ton 
purchased from such person, firm, or corporation, and a 
proportionate amount for any part of a ton so purchased. 

Sec. 3. Every weigher who shall be guilty of giving a 
false certificate as to the number of pounds of coal weighed 
by him as provided in section one, and every person, firm, 
or corporation who shall neglect or refuse to comply with 
any provision of this ordinance, or who shall deliver to 
any purchaser a less quantity than two thousand pounds 
of coal for each ton purchased (or a proportionate amount 
for any part of a ton), or who shall practice any fraud or 
deceit in the sale or delivery of any coal purchased to be 
delivered in said city as aforesaid, shall, upon conviction 
by any Court having jurisdiction, be fined in a sum not less 
than twenty dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each 
offence, which fine shall be paid into the treasury of said 
city. 

Sec. i. All ordinances or parts of ordinances incon- 
sistent herewith are hereby repealed, and this ordinance 
j shall take effect from and after publication. 

j LICENSES. 

The Committee on Licenses, to whom was referred the 
I petition of Hyman Isaacs for a free peddler's license, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the prayer of the pe- 
j titioner be granted. 

Aid. Hiceky moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom had been referred the pe- 
tition of Sarah Levine, for a free peddler's license, sub- 
I mitted a report recommending that the prayer of the peti- 
I tion be granted. 

I Aid. Hickey moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. • 

5 GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. George Powell, of the Committee on Gas Lights, to 
whom was referred the resolution of Aid. Schaffner, and 
the preamble and resolution of Aid. Daggy, submitted a 
report thereon. 



Aid. Ti-acey moved that the report be laid over and pub- 
lished. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was referred 
the resolution of Aid. Schafiner, and the preamble and 
resolution oifered by Aid. Daggy, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that they have care- 
fully examined and investigated into both of these subject 
matters. 

In relation to the first, your Committee proceeded to 
examine the burners in use on the lamp-posts, and com- 
pared them with those in use on the test lamps by the 
People's Gas Light and Coke Company, of the West Di- 
vision, which test burners we found located as follows : 
One at the Twelfth Street Police Station, one at the en- 
gine-house on Blue Island avenue, one at the engine-house 
on West Lake street, and one at the engine-house on the 
corner of Clinton and Washington streets; those burners, 
together wdth a number of lamp-post burners, were- >• 
moved and carefully fastened by burner-test meters, un- 
der the standard pressure, and found the average to agree. 
Your Committee also found it necessary to ascertain the 
average pressure of the gas in the street mains of the 
Company, in order to learn if more test meters were re- 
quired to produce an equitable average to all the lamps 
according to their several localities, as the pressure gov- 
erns to a very large degree the amount of gas passing 
through the same size burner within any given time. 
Having carefully examined all the points above named, 
we found them to correspond as near as it is possible at 
any one given time. 

Your Committee having further investigated, they find 
that the Comptroller has issued orders to the Police Head- 
quarters to have all lamps not burning on such nights of 
the month, erected at the several police stations, on books 
kept for that purpose, and an account thereof to be ren- 
dered to him on each month, and the difference that may 
arise between the Police reports and the Gas Company's 
reports, he will audit according to the facts and equities 
in the case. We have also furnished the several police 
stations with copies of the card table for lighting and ex- 
tinguishing the street lamps. 

Having so far finished our investigation for the time 
being in the West Division of the city, we proceeded with 
a like examination of the South and North Divisions of 
the city, occupied by the Chicago Gaslight and Coke Com- 
pany, and found them substantially the same in all the 
points enumerated, in our investigation in the West Di- 
vision of the city, after taking the pressure of the gas 
when at full lighting at various points in the North Di- 
vision where our investigation was more wholly confined 
to, and striking the average. 

Your committee intend to make the same tests and get 
the average pressure in the South Division at the next 
regular or full lighting. 

Having thus established a condition of things which, 
if kept up and carefully watched for a few months as a 
trial, vdll enable your Committee to answer the questions 
referred to in the second preamble and resolution offered 
by Aid. Daggy, of the Fifth Ward. 

We are at present unable to compare the fiscal year 1870 
with the fiscal year 1869, the contract between the city 
and the two gas companies embraces the fiscal years, and 
the fiscal year 1870 not yet having expired, and the last 
three months or quarter year's account for lighting, clean- 
ing and repairing the street lamps has not yet been ren- 
dered to the Comptroller. When this is done, your Com- 
mittee will be able to compare the year 1870 with that of 
1869, and thereby be enabled to ascertain the discrepancy, 
if any, and in what it consists. But your Committee are 
clearly of the opinion in order to enable them to recom- 
mend intelligently any future legislation or changes which 
will insure to the benefit of the city, it will necessitate the 
continuation of the present system for a few months to 
come. If this is done, with the aid of oru-cful cndrepeated 
tests of the meters and burners, which your Ocinniittee in- 
tend to make, they will be enabled to ^-epc-rt in the future 
to the Council such facts and their results as the arrange- 
ments herein set fortjii iriay .di!D}on§trate Yoi^r, C£.mmJ;t-„ 
tee, at an early day, ir.iVjud to tesi niet^..rs. tj^kon frou).! dif- 
ferent parts of the citf-^ nl)w in usV %-^prva;,e.conFuWKs,' 
and would here suggest thai parties nt)w haviri^'gtis iueters 



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in use in any part of thi8 city, and having reason to be- 
lieve, from any cause whatever, that their meters do not 
register correctly, would send in their names to the Comp- 
troller or Chairman of this Committee, where the meter is 
located, so that your Committee can give this matter a 
thorough investigation. 

In conclusion, your Committee would say that they have 
devoted largely of their time to the investigation herein 
named, and feel confident that the future will demonstrate 
that their labor has not been in vain. 
G. Powell, 
P. B. Sheil, 
Thomas Carney, 
Louis Schaffnee, 
John J. Knickerbockek, 

Committee on Gusli ghts. 

PRINTING. 

Aid. Montgomery, of the Committee on Printing to 
whom had been referred a resolution in relation to supply- 
ing the Aldermen with copies of the Charter, &c., submit- 
ted a report recommending the adoption of an accompany- 
ing resolution. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the resolution be referred to the 
Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the Council do now adjourn, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^oes— Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Shiel, Gill, Mc- 
Grath, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 20. 

Ayes — 4. 

MARKETS. 

Aid. Batterman, of the Committee on Markets, to whom 
was referred the resolution of Aid. McCauley in 
relation to condemned meat, &c., submitted a report re- 
commending the adoption of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. McCauley moved to conur in the report and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Health be, and they are 
hereby, directed to cause all condemned meat to be deliv- 
ered at or near the oifal platform near the Union Stock 
Yards. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the report of 
the City Weigher, submitted a report recommending that 
the same be placed on file. 

Aid Hickey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the report of 
the Sealer of Weights and Measures, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Hickey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

SELECT COMMITTEES. 

The Select Committee on inviting the General Assembly 
to hold their adjourned session in Chicago, submitted a 
report of their action in the premises, which, on motion 
of Aid. McAvoy, was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

Aid Schaffner, of the Select Committee on the Sewerage 
Question, submitted a minority report on said matter, 
which, on motion of Aid. Walsh, was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

Aid Gill, of the Select Committee, to whom was referred 
the questiokoj' aooii,shing certain ofiBces, submitted a re- 
port therecnr. - • , .^ j • •<•„ 

Aid. Bvme, of same Committee, submitted a minority 
report on the same subject. ^ -, ., ^a 

.- A.ld^. Witldh movtd that both reports be laid over and 
puTiUshed. I .^-t ■ 1 - . . -_ ■ 
* ::Chd doiicvi p^eyai^yd., ^ , o . 

The following are the reports. 



REPORTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Special Committee, to whom was referred an ordi- 
nance providing for the abolishment of the office of Fish 
Inspector, also the report of the Judiciary Committee upon 
the same, having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully beg leave to report that your Committee have thor- 
oughly investigated the manner in which the Fish In- 
spector is performing the duties of his office. Your Com- 
mittee met on the 28th day of February last, and visited 
several of the prominent wholesale grocers, with a view 
of obtaining all the information possible as to the manner 
in whicli the fish trade is carried on, and also for the pur- 
pose of obtaining their views as to the manner in which 
fish are being inspected in this city. 

The wholesale grocers visited by your Committee gave it 
as their unanimous opinion that the manner in which fish 
were being inspected by the present Inspector, has been, 
and is, no protection to the trade whatever, and that they 
give no attention to the fact whether fish are inspected or 
not. Your Committee found in the stock of several whole- 
sale grocers, packages of fish without any 
inspector's brand upon them. Your Committee also visited 
several wholesale fish dealers, and from the information 
received from them, your Committee are of the opinion 
that the inspection of fish, as at present conducted, is the 
inspection of the fish dealers rather than that of Fish In- 
spector. 

Your Committee find the facts to be that the Inspector 
of Fish has given little or no attention to the duties of his 
office. That the inspection of fish is mostly or wholly done 
by deputies appointed by the Inspector from among the 
employees of the wholesale fish dealers, who are constant- 
ly in the employ and pay of the fish dealers, while per- 
forming the duties of deputy inspectors. Your Committee 
find that this is done under an agreement or compromise 
between the Fish Inspector and the fish dealers, for which 
the Fish Inspector is allowed three cents per half barrel. 
Your Committee further report visiting one of the whole- 
sale fish houses of the city, where a deputy inspector is 
constantly employed, in which they found half barrels of 
uninspected fish loaded and ready for shipment. Your 
Committee also find that fish are being packed and sold in 
half barrels containing less than 100 pounds weight. All 
of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. G. Gill, 

John T. Knickerbocker, 

P. J. Hickey. 

H. M. Thompson, 

Special Committee. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled. 

The undersigned, of the Special Committee appointed to 
report upon " An ordinance for the abolition of the 
office of City Fish Inspector," having had the same under 
advisement, begs leave to report that after having given 
the subject as thorough an investigation, both with the 
other members of said Committee, and also alone, as it was 
possible for him to do, has come to the conclusion that it 
would be unwise, impolitic and unjust to abolish the same, 
if, indeed, the Council has the power to abolish at all. 

He has satisfied himself from close personal inquiry 
that— and it can hardly be otherwise expected, where so 
large a business is done in fish as there is in Chicago- 
mistakes have and mil occur, no matter how vigilant the 
officer or honest the dealer ; but he would also_ state that 
in the course of his investigations he was surprised at the 
few violations of law that came to his notice. He would 
also state that from inquiry among fish dealers he finds 
that satisfaction has very generally been given, and but 
few complaints made about fish sold under Chicago in- 
spection. The same is not true, however, of fish sold un- 
der Eastern inspection. He would further state that the 
assertion made " that the Fish Inspector is wholly a use- 
less and oppressive burden to the fish dealers," is alto- 
gether without foundation, for >n fact, the consumers and 
not the dealers, are the parties who eventually pay for the 
inspection ; and these are more than indemnified for their 
outlay in being protected against practices by unprinci- 
pled dealers. He would further state that at no time dur- 
ing which the office of City Fish Inspector has existed 
have so many fish been inspected at so small a cost, both 
to dealers and consumers, as during the past year, m 



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which time more than 62,000 packages of fish were in- 
spected, at a cost not exceeding $1,800, while it cost more 
than double that sum to inspect scarcely more than half 
that number of packages of fish in previous years. 

In conclusion, the undersigned would state that the 
violations of the law, to which he alluded above, were 
simply erroneous branding, or rather insufficient brand- 
ing, and not violations of law in respect to the weight or 
quality of the fish. 

That the authority of the Inspector is not suflBcient to 
give him power to prevent frauds, though he may be cog- 
nizant of the fact that they are practiced upon the con- 
sumers, and that while he would recommend an ordinance 
for a more thorough inspection of all kinds 
of salted fish, whether lake or salt water fish, he recom- 



mends that the ordinance in question be not adopted. 
Kespectfully submitted, 

G. A. BussE. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Coey, McAvoj"-, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, 
George Powell, JBateham, Wilce Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, McCaffrey, McCauley, Mr. 
President— 20. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Busse — 3. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, APRIL 17tli, 1871. 



Present — Aldermen Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, 
Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, and Mr. President. 

Absent — Aldermen Knickerbocker, Dixon, Wilce, Camp- 
bell, Tyler, Schaffner, Clarke, and Devine. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Carney moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held April 10, 1871, be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Petition of Thomas Byrne for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Eeferred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of John O'Neill for a free peddler's license 
was, on motion of Aid. Montgomery, 
Granted. 

Remonstrance of Wm. A. Ewing and others against the 
construction of a viaduct on North Clark street, over the 
tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern railway, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Petition of L. Silverman and other, asking that action 
in relation to building a school-house on Twelfth street, 
between Third and Fourth, avenues be deferred, was 

Referred to Committee oh Schools. 

Petition of P. R. Wilson and others for passage of an 
ordinance to prohibit cattle from running at large, was 
Referred to Committee on Police. 

Aid. Bateham presented the petition of E. Jewett for 
appointment as Engineer of the new Bridewell, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Bailey presented the petition of Patrick Kenny 
for a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, was 
Granted. 

Petition of the Union Rolling Mill Company for per- 
mission to lay a railroad track to connect their mills with 
the Union Stock Yards was 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the petition of Caroline Quicker 
for a free peddler's license, which, on his motion, was 
Granted. 



Remonstrance of citizens against widening North State 
street was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, 

Petition of citizens for water-pipe on Southport avenue 
was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for sidewalk on Southport avenue 
was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Bailey presented a petition for sewer on Barker 
street, between Stewart avenue and Canal street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Daggy presented the petition of Robert Excell to 
vacate an alley in lot 43, Ellis' East Addition to Chicago, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Carney presented a communication covering a reso- 
lution tendering the hospitalities of the municipal govern- 
ment to Jeremiah O'Donovan-Rossa, recently released 
from an English prison. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Carney moved the adoption of the resolution. 

The Chair decided that the communication was a proper 
matter of reference, and must be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

So referred. 

Petition of Heath & Smith, asking the Council for per- 
mission to introduce the Miner Patent Street Lamp, was, 
on motion of Aid. G. Powell, 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. McCauley introduced a draft of an ordinance in 
relation to petroleum and other dangerous liquids, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Shell presented a communication covering a resolu- 
tion in relation to the delivery of dead animals and con- 
demned meats at the offal platform. 

Aid. Shell moved that the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Health be, and they are 
hereby, requested to report to this Council, at its next 
regular meeting, what reasons, if any, have been given by 
the City Scavenger for his non-compliance with the orders 
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delivery of dead animals, condemned meats, and other city 
offal, at the offal platform, at or near the Union Stock 
Yards, and to report to this Council what disposition is 
now being made of this material. 

Remonstrance of hack owners against the new ordinance 
regulating the collection of fares for licensed vehicles, was 
Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a communication coveiing 
a resolution in relation to the enforcement of the Sunday 
li(luor law, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McAvoy presented a conmiunication in relation to 
the erection of public mai-kets in the different divisions of 
the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

A communication covering a resolution, signed by Aid. 
McGrath and Aid. Buehler, requesting His Honor the 
Mayor to inform the Council of the result of a special 
meeting held in the Mayor's office, April 15, 1871, was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Bailey presented a communication requesting the 
Board of Public Works to prepare an ordinance for curb- 
ing, filling and paving Blue Island avenue from Twelfth 
street to Sixteenth street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Busse presented an ordinance amending Section 1, 
Chapter 44, Revised Ordinances, entitled spiritous liquors, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciaiy. 

Petition of J. F. Taylor and others for a sidewalk on the 
east side of Rumsey street, from Emily street to Division 
street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Batterman presented a petition of property owners 
in the immediate vicinity of the lime kiln situated on 
Harbine street, Campbell avenue and Robey street, in re- 
lation to the blasting of rock in the quarry connected 
with the lime kiln, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk read the following communication from His 
Honor the Mayor : 

Chicago, April 17, 1871. 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common Council : 

At the last meeting of your honorable body, April 10, 
1871, the following resolation was passed : 

JResolved, That his Honor the Mayor be, and he is hereby, 
requested to report to this Council the reason why the 
provisions of a certain ordinance, entitled an ordinance 
regulating the mode of collecting fares on licensed ve- 
hicles, passed July 25, 1870, are not enforced. 

In answer, I would state that it did not occur to me at 
the time as being particularly necessary to call the atten- 
tion of the Police Department to the ordinance, and as no 
violations of former ordinances in reference to hackmen 
had been brought to my attention, and, as I understand, 
none of importance to the attention of the police, it has 
not been rigidly enforced. But I learn from the police 
that it has been partially done, and will be more fully en- 
forced in a short time. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the communication from his 
Honor the Mayor be placed on file. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that it be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Police. 

The motion of Aid. Montgomery prevailed. 

The Board of Police Commissioners presented a report 
stating that the J. A. Huck engine house had been vacated, 
and suggesting that the same be sold, which was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Board of Health submitted a report in relation to 
the inspection of fish, which was 
Referred to Committee on Police. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance designating Market street as a stand for trucks, 
which was 



Refen-ed to Committee on Police. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance establishing the width of side- 
walk space on State street, between Madison street and 
Jackson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading, and paving 
gutters in Michigan avenue, from Twentj'^-ninth street to 
Thirtieth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Whitaker, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, 
Mr. President.— 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Keeley street, from Lyman street to Thirty -first street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Tracey, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
noes, as follows : 

Aijes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of 
Burnside street, from Thirty-third street to Avery street 
(or Thirty-fourth street.) 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schmitz, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

AyesSomeva, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President— 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
Cleaver street, from Milwaukee avenue to West Division 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McGrath, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery,Coey, McAvoy,Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Bissell street, fi'om Willow street to Centre street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schmidt, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows: 

Ayes — Somers, Otis,Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck,Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz,Camey, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. 
President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side West 
Erie street, from North Carpenter street to Milwaukee 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Walsh, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey,McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 



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Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter,Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, 
Mr. President— 31. 



Noes — None. 



Also, 



A report and ordinance for private drains in Twenty- 
second street, from State street to Grove street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schmitz, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Afjes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey,McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, "W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter,Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz,Oamey, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. 
President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service-pipe in Illinois 
street, from State street to St. Clair street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Busse, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter,Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, 
Mr. President— 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service-pipe in Cottage 
Grove avenue, from Twenty-second street to Twenty-sixth 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McAvoy, the 
oi-dinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

AyesSomeTS, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy,Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter,Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. 
President— 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service pipe in Twenty- 
eighth street, from State street to Wabash avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Daggy, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 
I Ayes— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, 
Mr. President^31. 

JVbes — None. 

SUSPENSION OF THE RULES. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that the rules be suspended 
fur the purpose of taking up certain reports of the Com- 
mittee on Local Assessments on ordinances which had 
been referred to them. 

The motion prevailed by unanimous consent. 

Aid. W. S. Powell, of Committee on Local Assessments, 
to whom was referred a report and ordinance for private 
drains in Taylor street, from Wells street to Clark street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

^2/es— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse 
Mr. President— 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for private drains in Sedgwick street, from 
14 



I Chicago avenue to Division street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Schintz moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler' 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse' 
Mr. President— 31. 
iVoes— None. 

Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for private drains in Quincy street, from Clark 
street to Market street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

.dj/es- Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse 
Mr. President— 31 
Noes — None. 

Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for private drains in Green street, from Fulton 
street to West Harrison street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

.4«/es— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, 
Mr. PresidentH-31. 
Noes — None. 

Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for private drains in Ontario street, from Clark 
street to State street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Busse moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse 
Mr. President— 31. 
Noes — None. 

Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for private drains in Twenty-eighth street, from 
State street to Wabash avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Whitaker moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Wliitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, 
Mr. President— 31. 
Noes — None. 

Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for private drains in Oak street, from North 
Wells street to Larrabee street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McCauley moved to concur in the report, and pass 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes andnocs, as follows : 



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Ayeft—Somera, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley Busse, 
Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for water service pipes in Quincy street, from 
(Jlark street to Market street, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Somers moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred in, 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

^yes— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Wliitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shiel, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, 
Mr. President^ — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for private drains in Madison street, from State 
street to Michigan avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Somers moved to concur in the report, and pass the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was concurred m. 
and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey,McAvoy, Thomp- 
son,Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S.Pow- 
ell Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath,Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley ,Busse, Mr. 
Presidenl^Sl. 

Noes — None. 

By unanimous consent. 

Aid. McAvoy, of the Committee on Police, to whom was 
refered the petition of Mathias Jenen, asking for permis- 
sion to construct a frame addition to his dwelling house, 
inside the fire limits, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the report be 

Laid over and published, and the resolution referred to 
the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPOBT OF COMMITTEE. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 
Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on PoUce, to whom was referred the 
petition of Mathias Jenen, asking for permission to con- 
struct a frame addition to his dwelUng house. No. 289 
Third avenue, the same being in the fire limits, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report : 

That we have visited the premises, and are satisfied from 
a personal inspection that the addition asked to be con- 
structed would in no wise endanger surrounding property, 
but on the contrary would prove a decided benefit, inas- 
much as an old and much larger building will be torn 
down, and a better one put in its place. 

The buildings in the immediate vicinity are all wood, 
and from all the information your Committee could get, 
there is no propei-ty-owner that has any objection to the 
improvement. 

Your Committee would therefore recommend the pas- 
sage of the following resolution : 

Eesolved, That pennision be hereby given to Mathias 
Jenen to construct a frame addition to his house. No. 289 
Third avenue, the same being in the fire limits of the city. 
J. H. McAvoy, 
James McCatjlet, 
H. 0. Glade, 
G. Powell, 
G. S. Whitakek, 
Committee on Police. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the petition of Charles L. Wilson for damages to 



his stock of paper by water, caused by the Fire Depart- 
ment Feb. 20, 1871, laid over and published April 10, 1871. 

Aid. McAvoy moved that the engrossment of the order 
be waived. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^7/es— Somers,Otis, Montgomery, Coey,McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Tyler, Schmidt, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. 
President>— 31. 

Noes — Walsh — 1. 

Aid. Otis moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^?/es— Somers,Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Pow- 
ell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, Mc- 
Cotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Busse, Mr. President — 32. 

iVoes— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

0)-dered, That the City Comptroller is hereby authorized 
to pay to Charles L. Wilson, out of the Contingent Fund, 
the sum of $251.64, in full of all damages by water to his 
olfice, caused by the Fire Department, on the 20th of Feb- 
ruary, 1871. 

Keport of Committee on Finance on petition of Mason 
B. Loomis for remission of taxes, laid over and published 
April 10, 1871. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Railroads on the ordinance au- 
thorizing the North Chicago City Railway Company to ex- 
tend its tracks on Lincoln avenue, laid over and published 
April 10, 1871. ^ ^ 

Aid. Carney moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion was lost by the following vote, there not being the 
requisite majority : „„ . , 

Ayes— Somers, Otis, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Pov/ell, Bailey, George 
Powell Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gard- 
ner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Tyler, Schintz, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. President— 28. 

A'bes— Montgomery, Daggy, Buehler, Schmidt— 4. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to refer the ordinance to the Clerk 
for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on the resolution in- 
structing the Comptroller to refund the money paid on 
assessment for opening Franklin street, laid over and pub- 
lished April 10, 1871. 

Aid. Walsh moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary relative to the nomi- 
nation of Geo. H. Laflin as Guardian of the Reform School, 
laid over and published April 10, 1871. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to concur in the report and confirm 
the appointment. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. Presi- 
dent^30. 

Noes — Walsh — 1. 

Report of Committee on Judiciary on ordinance amend- 
ing section 10, chapter 45, Revised Ordinances, entitled 
" Streets," laid over and published April 10, 1871. 

Aid. Whitaker moved to amend the ordinance by making 
the southern boundary Twenty-fourth street instead of 
Twenty-third street. 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Gardner moved to further amend by making West- 
ern avenue the western boundary. 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Glade moved to further amend the ordinance by 
striking out the word "alley" wherever the same occurs. 



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Aid. Buehler moved to recommit the report to the Com- 
mittee. 

The Chair decided the motion out of order. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. Glade, 
Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
amendment prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Whit- 
aker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schaffner, 
Carney, McCaffrey, Busse, Mr. President— 28. 

Noes— Thompson, Daggy, Witbeck, McCauley — L 

Aid. McCauley moved to strike out of the ordinance all 
after the words " Be it ordained," &c. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion 
was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Walsh, McGrath, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley— 6. 

Noes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, 
Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Glade, 
McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Busse, Mr. President — 25. 

Aid. Gill moved to reconsider the vote by which the or- 
dinance was so amended as to make Western avenue the 
western boundary. 

Aid. George Powell moved to recommit the ordinance to 
the Committee. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the whole matter be laid on 
the table, and demanded the ayes and noes : 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Aj/es — Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Bateham, Walsh, Wit- 
beck, Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley — 13. 

Noes — Somers, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, 
George Powell, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, Gill, Buehler, 
Busse, Mr. President— 19. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the subject be indefinitely 
postponed, and demanded the ayes and noes : 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Hickey, Bailey, Bateham, 
Walsh, McCotter, Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, 
McCaffrey— 14. 

Noes — Somers, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, 
Glade, Witbeck, Gardner, Gill, Buehler, McCauley, Busse, 
Mr. Presiden1^-18. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Council do now adjourn, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Montgomery, Coey, Thompson, Whitaker, Schmitz, 
Batterman, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz — 9. 

Noes — Somers, Otis, McAvoy, Daggy, Ti-acey, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Carney, 
McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse, Mr. President — 22. 

Aid. George Powell called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Gill to recon- 
sider the vote by which Western avenue was substituted 
for Ashland avenue. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Montgomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, 
Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Glade, Shell, Gill, Schmidt— 16. 

JVoes— Somers, Whitaker, Walsh, McCotter, Gardner, Mc- 
Grath, Buehler, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Busse— 12. 

Aid. Schintz moved to refer the ordinance to the Com- 
mittee on Police. 

Aid. Otis called for the previous question, and the call 
was sustained. 

The question being on the motion to refer to the Com- 
mittee on Police, 

The motion prevailed. 



Report of Special Committee on communications of M. 
F. Tuley, Esq., and Aid. Daggy, in relation to the sewerage 
bill, was, on motion of Aid. McCauley, 

Placed on file. 

Eesolution directing the City Comptroller to advertise for 
bids for a school site in the Kinzie district, postponed for 
one week, April 10, 1871. 

Aid. McCauley moved the adoption of the resolution. 

Aid. Gill moved to lay the resolution on the table. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the res- 
olution was laid on the table by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, Whitaker, 
Daggy, Schmitz, Batterman, W. S. Powell, Bateham, 
Walsh, Glade, Witbeck, Shell, Gill, Buehler, McCaffrey, 
—17. 

Noes — McAvoy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Gardner, McGrath, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCauley, 
Busse— 12. 

Eeport of Committee on Schools on resolution in refei-- 
ence to building school house on Twelfth street, laid over 
and published April 10, 1871. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the consideration of the report 
be postponed for two weeks. 

Aid. McCauley moved to amend by postponing for two 
months. 

Aid. McGrath moved to lay the amendment of Aid. Mc- 
Cauley on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question reing taken on the motion of Aid. Daggy, 
the ayes and noes were called, and the motion prevailed 
by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Whitaker, Daggy, Schmitz, Bailey, Mc- 
Cotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Busse-16. 

Noes — Otis, Montgomeiy, Coey, McAvoy, Tracey, Bat- 
terman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Bateham, 
Walsh, Glade, McGrath— 13. 

Majority and minority reports of the Committee on Ju- 
diciary, relative to the $200,000 now in the hands of Wal- 
ter Kimball, Esq., laid over and published April 10, 1871, 
wer^ on motion of Aid. Schintz, 

Laid on the table temporarily. 

Aid. Daggy moved to take up the report of the Commit- 
tee on Schools, relative to salaries paid to teachers of Pub- 
lic Schools, which was placed on file by the Council 
March 20, 1871. 

Aid. Schintz demanded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion of Aid. Daggy was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, Gardner, McCauley, Mr. 
President — 11. 

iVoes— Otis, Montgomery, Coey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Carney, McCaffrey, Busse — 20. 



AD.JOURNMENT. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Council do now adjourn, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

.47/es— Somers, Montgomery, Coey, Whitaker, Schmitz, 
Batterman, George Powell, Glade, McCotter, Gardner, 
Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, McCauley, 
Busse — 17. 

Noes — Otis, McAvoy, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, W. S. 
Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, Witbeck, 
Carney, McCaffrey, Mr. President — 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING, APRIL 24th, 1871. 



Present — Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, 
Montgomery, Ooey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Battei'man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, 
Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, and Mr. President — 39. 

Absent — Aid. Tyler. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held April 17, 1871, be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Petition of citizens and merchants asking the Council 
to pass an ordinance preventing trucks and drays from 
standing in the vicinity of South Water street and LaSalle 
street, was 

Keferred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
South Division. 

Petition of Margaret Downey for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a communication, covering 
a resolution in relation to obstructing the aisles of churches, 
lecture-rooms, &c., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a communication, covering 
a resolution asking for an ordinance prohibiting the use of 
public streets to circuses, military and civic societies, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Petition of property owners, asking for the opening of 
Mary street, from its terminus through to Cologne street, 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Montgomery presented a communication, covering 
a resolution, asking the suppression of the Thomas & Co. 
lottery for a prison libraiy, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Gardner presented the petition of property owners 
on Washington street, west of Union Park, asking the 
Council to reduce the grade of said street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Communication from W^eil Bros., offering to sell to the 
city, property' on Fourth avenue, between VanBuren 
street and Harrison, for school purposes, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Aid. McAvoy presented the following : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago : 

Whereas, It is customary in many of the large cities of 
the United States to tender the hospitalities of the muni- 
cipal governqjient to distinguished patriots who have 
merited by their sacrifices for the cause of freedom such 
marked consideration ; and 

Whereas, It is understood that Jeremiah O'Donovan 
Rossa, the Irish patriot, is shortly to visit our city, and in 
token of his sulferings and sacrifices for the cause of free- 
dom in Ireland, the various Irish societies propose to ten- 
der him a grand reception, and, inasmuch as there are a 
very large number of his countr;>'men, citizens and resi- 
dents of Chicago, who asked that the hospitalities of the 
city be also offered him ; therefore, be it 



Resolved, That the Mayor and Common Council do here- 
by tender the freedom and hospitalities of the city of Chi- 
cago to Jeremiah O'Donovan -Rossa, the Irish patriot, 
in consideration of his personal sufi'erings and sacrifices 
or the cause of freedom in his native land. 

Aid. McAvoy moved the adoption of the resolution. 

Aid. Daggy moved to lay the motion of Aid. McAvoy 
on the table. 

Aid. Carney demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion to table was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Daggy, Walsh, McCotter, Witbeck — 5. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, Mc- 
Avoy, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse— 29. 

Aid. McGrath moved to amend the resolution by striking 
out all after the word " Resolved," and inserting the fol- 
lowing : 

That we, the Common Council of the city of Chicago, 
tender a hearty welcome to Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, 
the Irish patriot, and we also extend to him our heartfelt 
sympathy in his effort to free his native land. 

Aid. Carney moved to lay the amendment of Aid. Mc- 
Grath on the table, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion to table was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Schniitz,W. S. Powell, George Powell, Wilce, 
Campbell, Gill, Carney, McCauley, Busse — 10. 

Noes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Montgomery, Mc- 
Avoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Batterman, Hickey,Bailey, 
Bateham, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, 
McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, 
Clarke, Devine — 26. 

Aid. McAvoy accepted the amendment made by Aid. 
McGrath. 

Question being on the adoption of the resolution as 
amended. Aid. Gill demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
McAvoy, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse — 33. 

Noes — Daggy, Gill, Carney — 3. 

The Chair decided that the original proposition, as 
amended, was adopted by the vote last taken. 

Aid. Gill appealed from the decision of the Chair. 

The question being — " Shall the Chair be sustained ?" 

Aid. Campbell demanded the ayes and noes, and the de- 
cision of the Chair was sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bat- 
terman, Hickey, Bailey, George PoweU, Bateham, Wilce, 
^Valsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck,Gardner, Shell, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine — 29. 

Noes—W. S. Powell, Campbell, Gill, Buehler, Schintz, 
Carney, McCauley, Busse — 8. 

Aid. McCauley moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the foregoing resolution was adopted. 

Aid. W. S. Powell called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on reconsideration of the vote on the 
adoption of the resolution, Aid. Carney demanded the ayes 
and noes, and the motion to reconsider was lost by the fol- 
lowing vote : 

Ayes — Campbell, Gill, Carney, McCauley — 4. 

Noes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, ^Vhitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham,Walsh, Glade, McCotter Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Mc- 
Grath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse — 32. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whebeas, It is customary in many of the larger cities 



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of the United States to tender the hospitalities of the mu- 
nicipal government to distinguished patriots, who have 
merited by their sacrifices for the cause of freedom such 
marked consideration ; and 

Whereas, It is understood that Jeremiah O'Donovan 
Rossa, the Irish patriot, is shortly to visit our city, and in 
token of his sufferings and sacrifices for the cause of free- 
dom in Ireland, the various Irish societies propose to ten- 
der him a grand reception ; and inasmuch as there are a 
very large number of his countrymen, citizens and resi- 
dents of Chicago, who asked that the hospitalities of the 
city be also ofi'ered him ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we, the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago, tender a hearty welcome to Jeremiah O'Donovan- 
Rossa, the Irish patriot, and we also extend to him our 
heartfelt sympathy in the effort to free his native land. 

Petition of property owners asking the Common Council 
to repeal so much of the "Fire-Limit ordinance" in the 
South Division as pertains to the district south of Twelfth 
street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of Matthis Franz for damages caused by a stroke 
of lightning through a fire-alarm telegraph wire attached 
to his building, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Petition of the widow C. Herr for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Referred to the Committee < 



Petition of property owners asking for the improvement 
of the alley running north and south through block 20, 
Ogden's Addition to Chicago, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Communication from Charles Drandorf respecting the 
appointing of Police Justices, was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Communication covering an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to improve the grounds belonging to the 
water-works, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

A petition of property owners on Blue Island avenue 
asking for the improvement of said avenue from Twelfth 
street to Sixteenth street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Wilce presented a communication covering an ordi- 
nance relating to hitching-places for animals in the public 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Wilce presented a communication covering a reso- 
lution instructing the Committee on Schools to confer with 
the Law Department and report regarding the litigation 
growing out of the appraisal of school lands. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the conamunication be 
referred to a joint committee, consisting of the Committee 
on Judiciary, Finance and Schools, 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, 

Aid. McAvoy introduced a resolution directing the 
Comptroller to advertise for lease the south half of block 
87, School Section Addition to Chicago, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Besolved, That the City Comptroller be, and he is hereby, 
directed to advertise for the rental of the south half of 
block eighty-seven (87) in School Section Addition to 
Chicago tor a term of twenty years, subject to a revaluation 
every five years, and also to advertise for sale the old 
buildings now on the above property known as the City 
Bndewell, and submit the same to this Council at as early 
a date as possible. 

Petitions of citizens asking for the appointment of the 
Hon. Henry S. Austin to the office of Police Magistrate for 
West Chicago. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the petition on the 
table. 

The motion prevailed. 



Petition of property owners for the opening of Wisconsin 
street, from Larrabee street west to Clybourn avenue, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance of citizens against the proposed widening 
of North Halsted street, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Caroline Russell, asking permission to repair 
a wooden shed used for storage purposes, and situated in 
the fire limits, was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Whitaker presented the following resolution, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

Besolved, That the Superintendent of the Police be in- 
structed and directed to have the ordinance in relation to 
the bridges enforced. 



CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the following communication from 
His Honor, the Mayor : 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common Council: 

I desire to call your attention to the fact that there is 
now a vacancy in the office of Police Justice for the West 
Division of the city, caused by the expiration of the term 
of office of C. E. Moore, as Justice of the Peace for the 
town of West Chicago. 

It is incumbent upon the Council, by the provis- 
ions of the city charter, to fill this vacancy, and I res- 
pectfully suggest that the public interest requires that 
there should be no delay in so doing. 

Very respectfully, 

R. B. Mason, Mayor. 

Aid, Montgomery moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 

The motion prevailed. 

Communication from the Board of Education requesting 
the Council to authorize the purchase of a lot on Third av- 
enue, south of Harrison street, for a school house, was 

Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Communication from the City Collector, respecting a 
special tax against the Douglas monument ground for the 
improvement of Douglas place, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Public Works presented a statement in 
reply to a resolution in relation to refunding excess on 
Archer avenue assessment. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the statement be published, and 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the statement : 

Office of the Board of Public Works, "I 
Chicago, April 24, 1871. j 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago in 

Common Council assembled : 

In reply to a resolution of Aid. Tracey, of April 3, 1871, 
inquiring why property owners on archer avenue had not 
been refunded the amount which the assessment for pav- 
ing said avenue exceeds the actual cost of the work, the 
Board of PubUc Works beg leave to present the following 
statement : 

The amount collected on the above warrant is $70,564.09 
Amount of public benefits 42,662.47 

$113,226 56 

Vouchers have been issued as follows : 

To contractor $90,417.00 

Engineering and superintending 2,334.83 

Cost of proceedings 400.00 

Abatement to owners for work done 

by themselves 18,632.58 

Patent fees (not paid by Comptroller) 2,834.87-114,619.28 

Which leaves the amount overdrawn $1,392.72 

There is a second assessment in the hands of the Collec- 
tor for uncollected amounts on the fii-st assessment for 
$2,832.97, of which $1,835.26 has been appealed to the Su- 
preme Court, leaving $997.71 to be paid in the spring. The 



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assessment against the Chicago City Railway Company 
was $6,881.08, which by the decision of the courts cannot 
be collected. 

Had this amount been paid, and if the entire assess- 
ment against the property were collected, there would be 
$8,321,33 to distribute as excess, biit as the Board have no 
power to collect the railway assessment, and as the amount 
appealed cannot be collected until the case is decided in 
the Supreme Court, the account will in the mean time, re- 
main $395.01 short the amount of vouchei-s already issued. 
Unless some arrangement can be made by which the rail- 
way assessment can be made available, there will be but 
$1,440.25 to distribute to the property owners, after the 
entire amount of the second assessment shall have been 
collected. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. McAkthue, 
W. H. Carter, 
R. Prindiville. 
Board of Public Works. 
Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading and paving 
Calumet avenue, from Twenty-sixth street to Twenty-ninth 
street. 

A report and ordinance for curbing and repaving Clark 
street, from the Chicago river to Madison street, both of 
which were 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and fiUing Sedgwick 
street, from Erie street to Chicago avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
North Division. 

AlsOj 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side of 
West Division street, from North Robey street to North 
Wood street. ^ -u x. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McGrath, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somevs, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey,W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gard- 
ner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, SchafF- 
ner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. 
President— 37. 

Nees — Carney — 1 . 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of Holt 
street, from Blackhawk street to Blanche street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Buehler, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somevs, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bat- 
terman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Camp- 
bell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devme, 
Busse, Mr. President — 37. 

Noes — Carney — 1 . 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south side of 
Fowler street, from North Robey street to North Hoyne 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Walsh, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^^es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bat- 
terman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Camp- 
bell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse, Mr. President — 37. 

Noes — Carney — 1. 

Also. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
North Robey street, from Fowler street to Ewing place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gill, the ordi- 
nance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 



Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy. Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, Busse, Mr. Pres- 
ident— 37. 

iVoes— Carney — 1. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of 
Ewing place, from North Robey street to North Hoyne 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Shell, the or- 
dinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes and 
noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Dag^, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President— 37. 

Noes — Carney— 1 . 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on north side of Le 
Moyne street, from North Robey street to North Hoyne 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Gill, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^yes— Somei-s, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President— 37. 

2Voes— Carney — 1 . 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
North Hoyne street, from Fowler street to Le Moyne 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McGrath, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^„es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President— 37. 

Noes — Carney — 1 . 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 
Redfield street, from Elston avenue to McHenry street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McGrath, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^yes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schmtz, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President— 37. 

iVoes— Carney— 1 . 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east side of 
Samuel street, from West Chicago avenue to Augusta 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Buehler, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

Ayes—SomQTB, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, CampbeU, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schmtz, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President^37. 

Noes — Carney — ^1. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
Peck Court, from Wicker Park to Milwaukee avenue. 



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By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Buehler, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^2^es_Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batter- 
man, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, 
Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President.— 37. 

JVoes— Carney— 1. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
Southport avenue, from Clybonrne avenue to Fullerton 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Schmidt, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Bat- 
terman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, De- 
vine, Busse, Mr. President — 37. 

Noes — Carney — 1. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Eeport of Committee on Schools in relation to the 
erection of a twelve room puilding building on West Polk 
street, east of Halstead street, laid over and published 
April 10, 1871, which on motion of Aid. McCauley, was 
concurred in, and the order 

Beferred to the Clerk for engrossment. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, in relation to the opening of North Franklin street, 
from North avenue to Menominee street, laid over and 
published April 10, 1871, was, on motion of Aid. Schmidt, 

Concurred in. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, in relation to the opening of Oak street, to connect 
with Augusta street, on the West Side, laid over and pub- 
lished April 10, 1871, was, on motion of Aid. McCauley, 
. Concurred in. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, for the opening of Elm street, between North La- 
Salle street and Wells street, laid over and published April 
10, 1871, was, on motion of Aid. McCauley, 

Concurred in. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, of the North 
Division, on the communication of Chas. Henrotin, in re- 
lation to the opening of Elm street, laid over and publish- 
ed April 10, 1871, was, on motion of Aid. McCauley, 

Concurred in. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North 
Division, relative to the opening, extending and widening 
of Menominee street to the Chicago river, laid over and 
published April 10, 1871, was, on motioa of Aid. Schmidt, 

Postponed indeiinitely. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North 
Division, in relation to the opening of Centre street, in the 
North Division, and the opening of Armitage road in the 
West Division to the Chicago river, laid over and publish- 
ed April 10, 1871, was, on motion of Aid. McCauley, 

Concurred in. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North 
Division, in relation to the opening and extending of 
Bloomingdale road east to the Chicago river, laid over and 
published April 10, 1871, was, on motion of Aid. McCauley, 

Concurred in. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North 
Division in relation to the dredging and deepening of the 
Noi-th Branch of the Chicago river, laid over and pub- 
lished April 10, 1871. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the report be referred to 
the Board of Public Works. 

After debate, 



Aid. Schintz called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

Question being on motion to refer to the Board of Pub- 
lic Works, Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgom- 
ery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Wit- 
beck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Beuhler, 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Busse, Mr. President— 37. 

Noes — Schmidt — 1. 

Aid. W. S. Powell moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. Walsh demanded the ayes and noes, and the Coun- 
cil refused to adjourn by ayes and noes, as follows : 

J.yes— Somers, Whitaker, W. S. Powell, McGrath, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, Clarke — 10. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, McCotter, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, 
Schaffner, McCauley, Busse, Mr. President — 28. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys of the North 
Division in relation to the construction of a viaduct on 
North Clark street, over the Chicago and Northwestern 
railroad tracks, laid over and published April 10, 1871, 
was, on motion of Aid. Walsh, 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, on the report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance allowing Isaac R. Diller to lay a railroad track on 
Union street, laid over and published April 10, 1871. 

Aid. Hickey moved to concur in the report and refer 
the ordinance to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Busse demanded the ayes and noes, and the Coun- 
cil did not adjourn by the following vote : 

Ayes—Kioey, McAvoy, Thompson, Tracey, Schmitz, W. 
S. Powell, Wilce, Witbeck, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Schmidt, McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine— 17. 

JVoes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, Daggy, 
Batterman, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Cauley, Busse, Mr. President — 19. 

Report of Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, on the ordinance amending Sec. 13, Chap. 36, Re- 
vised Ordinances, in relation to railroads, laid over and 
published April 10, 1871. 

Aid. Gill moved that the matter be postponed, which 
motion was lost. 

Aid. Walsh moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse, Mr. President — 32. 

JVoes— McCotter, Gill— 2. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the ordinance be passed, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomeiy, Coey, 
McAvoy, Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, 
Glade, Witbeck, Campbell, Gardner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, 
Buehler, Schmidt, Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 33. 

JVoes — McCotter, Carney — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

That section thirteen of chapter thirty-six of Garj''s 
Laws and Ordinances of Chicago, be and the same is here- 
by amended so that all the words in said section after 
the words, "Who shall cause or allow any " shall bo 
and read as follows: Railroad car or cars to bo de- 
tached from any locomotive engine, and left to remain 
upon any street or sidewalk, or railroad crossing within 



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said city, east of the west line of Western avenue, 
and north of the south line of Sixteenth street, for a 
longer period than five minutes, shall be fined in the sum 
of ten dolL'irs for each and everj' consecutive five minutes 
after the lapse of the first five minutes that any such rail- 
road car or cars detached as aforcssaid, shall be permitted 
to remain on such street, sidewalk, or railroad crossing. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the Council do now adjourn. 



The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

A i/es— Thompson, Schmitz, Batterman, Glade, Witbeck, 
Campbell, Gardner, Shiel,Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, Clarke, Devine, Busse — 18. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, Coey, 
McAvoy, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, McCotter, McCauley, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 17. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk 



SPECIAL MEETING, APRIL 27th, 1871 



P)-esent — Aid. Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Thomp- 
son, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, 
Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, 
Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Shell, McGrath, 
Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, and Mr. President. 

Absent — Aid. Somers, Dixon, Coey, McAvoy, Witbeck, 
Grardner, Gill, and Tyler. 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the call for the meeting, which is as 
follows : 

Chicago, April 25, 1871. 
C. T. Hotchkiss, City Clerk. 

Sir : Tou vrill please call a special meeting of the Com- 
mon Council for Thursday evening next, April 27, at 8 
o'clock, to consider engrossed ordinances and resolutions, 
and to receive reports from the Standing and Select Com- 
mittees. Yours respectfully, 

G. Powell, 
Alderman Ninth Ward. 
James McCauley, 
Thomas Carney 
L. Schaffner, 
M. B. Bailey, 
James Walsh, 
William Tracey, 



Aid. McGrath moved that the call 
The motion prevailed. 



placed on file. 



ENGKOSSED OKDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed ordinance, changing 
the name of Northern avenue to Twenty-seventh street. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the ordinance be passed, and 
on his motion demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the folio-wing vote : 

ylz/fo'— Knickerbocker, Otis, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Shell, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clark, Devine, Busse, Blr. President — 27. 

Noes — Montgomery, Walsh — 2. 

The following is the ordinance ; 



AN ORDINANCE. 

Be it wdained hj the Common (Jouncil of (he City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the street heretofore and now known 
as "Northern avenue," in the South Division, shall here- 
after be named and kno-tt-n as Twenty-s<^venth street. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force and take effect 
from and after its passage. 

Also, 

An engrossed ordinance naming a cei-tain street in the 
North Division of the citj' of Chicago, "Wieland" street. 
Aid. Schaffner moved that the ordinance be passed. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 



AN ORDINANCE 

Naming a certain street in the North Division of the city 

of Chicago. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Council of 
the city of Chicago, that the street running from Schiller 
street to North avenue, between North Wells street and 
North Franklin street, be named and shall hereafter be 
known and designated as " Wieland street." 

Sec. 2. This ordiance shall be in force and take effect 
from and after its passage and due publication. 
Also, 

An engrossed resolution authorizing Matthias Jenan to 
construct a frame addition to his dwelling house. No. 289 
Third avenue, the same being in the fire limits. 

Aid. McCauley moved that the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Thompson, 
Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Batterman, Hickey, 
W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Shell McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse, Mr. President — 30. 

Noes — None. 

The foUovring is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That permission is hereby given to Matthias 
Jenan to construct a frame addition to his house, No. 289 
Third avenue, the same being in the " Fire Limits " of the 
eity. 

Also, 

An engrossed resolution directing that books and sta- 
tionery be furnished the Aldermen. 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the resolution be adopted, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Thompson, 
"Wliitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, Hickey, W. S. Powell, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, 
McCotter, Shell, McGrath, Schmidt, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr President — 26. 

Noes — Batterman, Schaifner, Carney — 3. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, in- 
structed to furnish copies of the city laws and ordinances 
to the City Clerk, to supply the wants of such Aldermen 
as are not already furnished, also to procure such station- 
ery as may be required, to be paid from the General fund. 
Also, 

An engrossed ordinance, regulating the sale and delivery 
of coal in the city of Chicago. 

Aid. McCotter presented a petition of coal dealers for an 
amendment of the ordinance proposed, regulating the sale 
and delivery of coal. 

Aid. McCotter moved to strike out the word " either " 
from the first section of the ordinance, and all after the 
word " delivered." 

Aid. Montgomery moved that the whole matter be 

Keferred to Committee on Markets. 

After debate 

Aid. Batterman called for the previous question, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

The call was not sustained by the following vote : 



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^yes— Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Thompson, Whita- 
ker, Schmitz, Batterman, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Sheil— 9. 

Noes — Otis, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, George Powell, 
. Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 22. 

Aid. Batterman moved to lay the whole subject matter 
on the table. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion to lay on the table was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Thompson, 
Schmitz, Batterman, Walsh, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney — 
10. 

Noes — Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, W. S. Powell, 
Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, 
Campbell, Sheil, McGrath, Buehler, Schaffner, McCaffrey, 
McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President — 22. 

Aid. Whitaker moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Knickerbocker demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

Atjes— Otis, Montgomery, Whitaker, Tracey, Schmitz, Bat- 
terman, W. S. Powell, Wilce, Glade, Campbell, Buehler, 
Schintz, Carney, McCaffrey, Devine, Busse — 16. 

iVbes— Knickerbocker, Thompson, Daggy,Hickey, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, McCotter,Sheil, McGrath^ 
Schmidt, Schaffner, McCauley, Clarke, Mr. President — 16' 

Aid. Otis moved that the whole matter be postponed in- 
definitely, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the follo\ving vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Whitaker, 
Schmitz, Batterman, W. S. Powell, George Powell, Walsh, 
Buehler, Schmidt, Schintz, Carney — 13. 

Noes — Thompson, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, Bate- 
ham, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Shiel, McGrath, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, Busse, 
Mr. President — 19.' 

Aid. Campbell called for the previous question. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The Chair decided the call for the previous question 
first in order. 

Aid. Batterman appealed from the decision of the Chair, '< 
and the Chair Avas sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Glade, 
McCotter, Campbell, Sheil, McGrath, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse— 24. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Batterman, W. S. 
Powell, Walsh, Schintz— 6. 

The previous question was then ordered. 

Question being on the amendment offered by Aid. 
McCotter. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
amendment was carried by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Thompson, 
Whitaker, Daggy, Schmitz, Bailey, McCotter, Campbell, 
McGrath, Buehler, Schaffner, Carney, Clarke — 15. 

Noes — Tracey, Hickey, George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, 
Walsh, Glade, Sheil, Schmidt, Schintz, McCaffrey, McCau- 
ley, Devine, Busse — 14. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

Jz/es- Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Whitaker, 
Daggy, Schmitz, Wilce, Walsh,,Glade, Buehler, Schintz, 
Carney, Devine, Busse — 14. 



Noes — Thompson, Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, McCotter, Campbell, Sheil, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Mr. President— 16. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the ordinance, as amended, be 
referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to refer to the Committee 
on County Kelations. 

Aid. Campbell moved to lay both motions on the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the whole subject matter be 
laid on the table. 

Aid. McCauley demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Thompsou, 
Schmitz, Bailey, George Powell, Wilce, Walsh, Schmidt. 
Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, Devine — 14. 

Noes — ^Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Hickey, Bateham, 
Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Sheil, McGrath, Buehler, Mc- 
Caffrej', McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President — 16. 

After debate, Aid- Campbell called for the previous 
question, and demanded the ayes and noes : 

The call was not sustained, by the following vote : 

Ayes — Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Schmitz, 
Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Schintz, Clarke— 11. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Montgomery, Hickey, Bailey, 
George Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Sheil, McGrath, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Devine, 
Busse, — 18. 

Aid. Schintz moved that the ordinance as, amended, be 
referred to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Campbell moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Thompson, Whitaker, Hickey, Wilce, Glade, 
McCotter, Campbell, Sheil, Buehler, Carney, McCaffrey, 
Devine — 13. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Daggy, Tracey, 
Schmitz, Bailey, Geo. Powell, Bateham, Walsh, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, McCauley, Clarke, Busse, Mr. 
President — 17. 



An engrossed ordinence, authorizing the North Chicago 
Bailwaj^ Company to extend their tracks on Lincoln 
avenue. 

Aid. Daggy moved to postpone action on this ordinance, 
and make it the special order on Monday, May 1, at 8 
o'clock, p. m. 

Aid. Schmidt moved to lay that motion on the table. 

Lost. 

Question being on motion of Aid. Daggy to postpone 
action until Monday at 8 o'clock, p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT, 

Aid. Otis moved that the Council do now adjourn. 

Aid. Whitaker demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Thompson, Schmitz, Wilce, Glade, McCotter, 
Campbell,Sheil, McGrath, Schmidt, Schaffner, Carney, Mc- 
Caffrey, Clarke, Devine, Busse — 16. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Montgomery, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Hickey, Bailey, George Powell, Bateham, Walsh, 
Buehler, McCauley. Mr. President — 13. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



REGULAR MEETING, MAY 1st, 1871. 



Present — Aid. Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Mont- 
gomery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, 
Tracey, Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, Geo. 
Powell, Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Camp- 
bell, Gardner, Sheil, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, 
Schmidt, Schintz, Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, 
Clarke, Devine, Busse, Mr. President. 

Absent — Aid. Schmitz, and Witbeck. 

15 



Aid. Sheil nK)ved that the minutes of the regular meet- 
ing lield April 24, 1871, and the special meeting hold April 
27, 1871, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



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PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Whitaker presented a communication covering a 
preamble and rfsolution in relation to the enforcement of 
the bridge ordinance, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed 

The following are the preamble and resolution, as 
adopted : 

Whereas, Frequent complaints are being made by per- 
sons who have occasion to cross the several bridges of the 
city of Chicago, that section five of the ordinance in rela- 
tion to bridges, passed April 22, 1867, is frequently disre- 
garded by bridge tenders, by allowing bridges to remain 
open for a longer space of time than ten minutes, and by 
not keeping the bridges closed for the space of ten minutes, 
to allow teams and persons to pass over ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, by the Common Council of the City of Chicago, 
That the Board of Public Works of said city be, and they 
are hereby, ordered to see that the said ordinance, and 
particularly the fifth section thereof, is executed according 
to its letter and spirit. 

Petition of Mrs. F. B. Nicoll, for dower in certain lands 
belonging to the city of Chicago, was 
Referred to Committed on Judiciary. 

Petition of James Brennan, for a free peddler's license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Glade, 
Granted, 

Remonstrance of citizens against laying a railroad track 
on Reuben street, between Archer and Egan avenues, was 
Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Batterman presented a petition for the opening of 
String street, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of J. O'Brien and others, in relation to muz- 
zling dogs, &c., was 
Referred to Committee on Police. 

Petition for appointment of George Malley as Coal 
Weigher, was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Communication from A. J. Averill, offering certain lots 
for a school site on Third avenue, was 
Referred to Committee on Schools, 

Aid. Bateham presented a petition for the opening of an 
alley in block 55, School Section Addition, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Bateham presented a petition, for planking alleys 
in block 45, C. T. subdivision, section 21, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. George Powell presented a petition for a sidewalk 
on Damen street, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. G. Powell presented a petition, for a sidewalk on 
Better street, which was 
Referred to the Board of PubUc Works. 

Petition for opening Arch street to Thirty-first street, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Aid. Daggy presented the petition of S. W. Kesler and 
193 others, to change the name of Burnside street to South 
Dearborn street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision. 

Petition of Andrew Hellman for a free peddler's license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Buehler, 
Granted. 

Aid. Clarke presented a communication covering an 
order relative to the nuisance caused by smoke from tugs 
lying near Clark and Wells street bridges, which was 

Referred to Committee on Harbors and Bridges. 

Aid. Clarke presented a communication covering a reso- 



lution, relating to charges against the City Collector,which 
was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of G. Kimball for permission to repair a wooden 
building situated within the fire limits, was 
Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented a report covering his 
estimate of the expenditures of the city of Chicago for the 
year ending March 31, 1872, which was ordered to be pub- 
lished, and 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The following is the report : 

City Comptroller's Office,) 
Chicago, April 28, 1871. J 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

In compliance Avith the City Charter, I herewith submit 
a report of the estimates necessary, as near as may be, to 
defray the expenses of the city government, during the 
current fiscal year, commencing April 1, 1871, and ending 
April 1, 1872 ; also a statement shoAving the income of the 
last fiscal year, the amount of liabilities outstanding, upon 
which interest is to be paid, and of the city debt payable 
during the year. 

Appended hereto are the estimates of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works, Board of Health, Board of Police Commission- 
ers, Board of Guardians of Reform School, and Board of 
Education, as a part of this report : 

ESTIMATES OF EXPENSES FOR THE FISCAL 

YEAR FROM APRIL 1, 1871, TO 

APRIL 1, 1872. 

ASSESSMENT EXPENSE. 

For salaries of Tax Commissioners, Assessors, 
clerks in Tax Commissioners' office, books, 
stationery, and other expenses of the same $22,200 00 

BRIDEWELL. 

For dieting and transportation of prisoners, 
salary of keeper and assistants, rent (of old 
Bridewell), fuel, gas, clothing, medicines, 
&c., &c., in addition to unexpended balance 45,000 00 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROPRIATION. 

Unexpended balance April 1, 

1871 8540,342 60 

For sundry objects specified in 

the estimates of the Board 

of Public Works, appended 

hereto 1,729,674 29—^2,270,016 89 

CITY BRIDEWELL. 

For completion and furnishing of buildings, 
&c. — the unexpended balance of the pro- 
ceeds of bonds already Issued and sold 80,440 25 

CITY CEMETERY. 

For repurchase of grounds, salary of gate- 
keeper, &c., in addition to unexpended bal- 



ance, April 1, 1871. 



4.000 00 



CITY TAX SALES. 

For costs of court on general and special tax 
warrants, advertising delinquent tax list, 
Ac, and outstanding bUls $7,000 00 

CONTINGENT FUND. 

For contingencies, subject to the order of the 
Mayor and Comptroller $25,000 00 

CRIMINAL COURT. 

For Criminal Court of Cook county, in addi- 
tion to unexpended balance $35,000 00 



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ELECTION EXPENSES. 

For payment of Inspectors and Clerks of Elec- 
tion, rent of rooms for polls, printing, adver- 
tising, &c $1,000 00 

ENTERTAINMENT OF OFFICIAL VISITORS. 

Ifpr entertaining official visitors, celebrating 
the Fourth of July, for funeral occasions, «&c. $2,500 00 

EVENING SCHOOLS. 

J'9r payment of teachers, janitors, fuel, gas, &c. ?8,000 00 

firemen's relief fund. 

Unexpended balance April 1, 1871, and % of 
Fire Insurance Premium Tax (the full amount 
of the receipts of this fund is made payable 
by the charter of the " Firemen's Benevolent 
Aesociation " to said society) $369 19 

general sinking fund. 

Proceeds of one (1) mill tax to be levied 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

For sundry expenses specified in the estimates 
of the Board of Health, appended hereto $60,665 00 



To pay interest on funded debt and temporary 
loans $276,670 00 

JUDGMENT ACCOUNT. 

For payment of temporary loans made to pay 
judgments against the city, and interest 
thereon $3,815 07 



LEGAL EXPENSE. 
For costs and other legal expenses 



$6,000 00 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



For sundry expenses specified in the estimates 
-of the Board of Police, appended hereto. 

For police expenses proper $562,261 48 

For Fire Department, and Fire Alarm Tele- 
graph 407,121 87 

Police Court, North Division. 

For fuel, books, blanks, stationery, repairs, &c. 400 00 
Police Court, South Division. 

For fuel, books, stationery, blanks, repairs, &c. 600 00 
Police Court, West Division. 

For fuel, books, blanks, stationery, repairs, &c. 400 00 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

For printing Council proceedings in newspaper 
and pamphlet. Comptroller's report, and oth- 
er advertising, blank books, blanks and sta- 
tionery, and outstanding bills, in addition to 
unexpended balance, April 1, 1871 $40,000 00 

REFORM SCHOOL. 

For sundry objects specified in the estimates of 
the Board of Guardians, appended hereto, in 
addition to the earnings of the school $29,800 00 



not chargeable to Departments : 

Mayor, City Comptroller and clerks. City Clerk 
and assistants. City Collector and clerks, City 
Treasurer, Corporation Counsel, City Attor- 
ney, City Physician, four Police Justices, 
Clerks of Police Court, for North, South and 
West divisions, Prosecuting Attorney for Po- 
lice Court, four Mayor's police, four Assistants 
in Law Department, and messenger in Comp- 
troller's office... $96,150 00 



SCHOOLS. 

For support of schools as per es- 
timate of the Board of Educa- 
tion hereto appended $680,460 81 

For payment falling due on Eliza- 
beth street lot 14,000 00 

For special assessments on school 
lots 11,957 98 

For interest on temporary loans 8,000 00 

^$714,418 79 

For the erection of buildings and purchase of 
lots, furniture, &c., the unexpended balance 
of the proceeds of bonds already issued and 
sold 300,941 26 

SCHOOL SINKING FUND. 

For payment of bonds issued for 
school purposes, aa authorized 
by section 5, chapter 7, of char- 
ter amendments, approved 
March 9, 1867, the unexpended 
balance, April 1, 1871 $41,954 19 

And proceeds of a tax not exceed- 
ing one fourth Q4,) of one mill 
on the dollar to be levied. 

SEWERAGE FUND. 

Toward creating a sinking fund to 
pay interest on bonds and ex- 
penses of sewers, as per estim- 
ates of the Board of Public 
Works hereto appended, in ad- 
dition to the proceeds of one 
mill tax asked for by the Board $343,872 22 

FOR RIVER IMPROVEMENT. 

For interest on bonds, toward cre- 
ating a sinking fund, and inci- 
dental expenses .$548,082 29— #891,954 51 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS ON CITY PROPERTY. 

In addition to unexpended bal- 
ance, April 1, 1871 $14,000 00 

STREET LAMPS. 

For gas for street lamps and tun- 
nels. Government tax, lighting 
and cleaning, repairing and 
thawing lamps, and for balance 
due gas companies, April 1, 1871 $340,000 00 

WATER FUND. 

The proceeds of one mill tax asked for by the Board of 
Public Works. 

INCOME FROM APRIL 1, 1870, TO APRIL 1, 1871. 

From taxes, general tax warrant and platting 
tax of 1870, including uncollected balan- 
ces and subject to deductions yet to be 

made $4,136,232 60 

From miscellaneous receipts of the Board of 

Public Works' appropriation 77,665 83 

From City Bridewell Fund 131,638 50 

From City Hall Fund 107,500 00 

From General Sinking Fund 36,518 91 

From Health Department 35 00 

From Police, Life and Health Insurance 

Fund 447 23 

From Kedemptions 28,082 33 

From Reform School Fund 6,867 89 

From River Improvement Fund. Bonds sold 1,146,615 32 
From River Improvement Fund. Miscellane- 
ous receipts 115 00 

From Sewerage Fund, Bonds sold 170,625 00 

From Sewerage Fund. Miscellaneous re- 
ceipts 79,907 32 

From School Building Fund. Bonds sold 489,687 81 



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From School Building Fund. Miscella- 
neous Keceipts 140 00 

From School Tax Fund 1,583 53 

From Tunnel Fund. Bondssold 319,447 23 

From Water Fund. Bonds sold 1,467,618 87 

From Water Fund. Miscellaneous receipts.. 614,299 50 
Prom Licenses, Rents, Fees, Interest on City 

Deposits and Miscellaneous Sources 445,312 30 

$9,260,340 17 

LIABILITIES OUTSTANDING UPON WHICH 
INTEREST IS TO BE PAID. 

MUNICIPAL BONDS. 

$282,000 00 Six per cent. bonds..$ 16,920 00 
$2,252,500 00 Seven per cent. 

bonds 157,675 00 

$53,000 00 Seven per cent, school 

construction bonds... 3,710 00 
$1,119,500 00 Seven per cent school 

bonds 78,365 00—256,670 00 

SEWERAGE BONDS. 

$87,000 00 Six per cent bonds..$ 5,220 00 
$2,593,000 00 Seven per cent. 

bonds 181,510 00 

$2,896,000 00 Seven per cent, river 

improvement bonds 202,720 00— $389,450 00 

WATER BONDS. 

$1,030,000 00 Six per cent bonds..$ 61,800 00 
$3,790,000 00 Seven per cent. 

bonds 265,300 00— $327,100 00 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

City debts payable during the fiscal year, April 1, 1871, to 
April, 1872. 

Old certificates of indebtedness to 
various parties, due on present- 
ation $ 36 06 

Interest on same one year at 10 
per cent 3 60—$ 39 66 

Balance of " damages " account 
and " Union Park purchase as- 
sessment," to be paid when j 
called for; no interest 4,185 65" 

Certificates of indebtedness Nos. 
40 to 53, inclusive, being for 
payment on Elizabeth Street 
Primaiy School lot 14,000 00 

Six months' interest on same 630 00— 14,630 00 

.Tudgment Geo. Airmour vs. City.. 2,423 00 

Interest on same one year at 8 per 

cent 193 84— 2,616 84 

Attached herewith is a supplemental communication 

from the Board of Public Works, asking that the water 

fund be allowed a yearly rental of $25 for each fire-plug, 

also giving the estimated receipts and expenditures of the 

Water Fund for the present fiscal year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Geo. Taylor, 
City Comptroller. 
Office of the Board of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, April 15, 1871. J 

George Taylor, Esq., City Comptroller, Chicago, 111. 
Dear Sir : As required by the city charter, the Board 

of Public Works submit herewith their annual estimate of 

the repairs and improvements necessarj' to be undeilaken 

by the city during the current municipal year, to be paid 

for out of the general fund of the city : 

STREET CLEANING AND REPAIRS. 

South Divisiheon — 
Estimate for the present year $135,000 00 

West Division — 
Estimate for the present year 200,000 00 

North Division — 
Estimate for the present year, in addition to 

the unexpended balance 75,000 00 

Total $410,000 00 



SIDEWALKS. 

South Division — 

Amount required in addition to balance of pre- 
vious years' appropriation $ 5,000 00 

West Division — 

Amount required in addition to balance of pre- 
vious years' appropriation 7,000 00 

North Division — 

Amount required in addition to balance of pre- 
vious years' appropriation 2,500 00 

Total $ 14,500 00 

STREET OBSTRUCTION. 

For the enforcement of the ordinances as to 
building materials and obstructions in streets, 
house-moving, &c., three special constables, 
one for each division at $1,000 each $ 3,000 00 

Expenses 300 00 



$3,300 00 



STREET SIGNS AND REPAIRS. 

The unexpended balance will be suflBcient. 

CHICAGO HARBOR. 

General Dredging throughout the river and 

harbor, and removing obstructions $ 60,000 00 

Repairs of public dock and street ends 10,000 00 

Harbor-Masters' salaries 4,600 00 

Total $ 74,600 00 

LAND DAMAGES AT BRIDGES. 

Polk street, in addition unexpended balance. ..$ 9,000 00 

Twelfth street, unexpended balance 

Eighteenth unexpended balance 

Twenty-second street, unexpended balance 

Archer avenue, imexpended balance 

Erie street, unexpended balance 

North Halsted street 6,000 00 

Rush street 20,000 00 

Harrison street 75,000 00 

Division street, unexpended balance 

Total $110,000 00 

BRIDGES. 

Construction of bridge over Healy Slough at 
Archer avenue, as per order of Council 16,000 00 

Dredging for above • 7,000 00 

Construction of Halsted street bridge as per 
order of Council , 30,000 00 

For removing old float bridge at Erie street 
to Douglas place 2,000 00 

Construction of Fullerton avenue bridge, 
(appropriation by Citj^ for same on condi- 
tion that property holders will contribute 
the balance necessary for a bridge) 2,000 00 

Construction of Diversy street bridge, (ap- 
propriation by city for same on condition 
that property owners will contribute the 
balance necessarj^ for a bridge) 1,000 00 

Construction of stone abutment at south ap- 
proach to Clark street bridge 18,000 00 

Construction of new bridge at South Halsted 
street 19,425 00 

Deficiency on construction of Adams street 

bridge and viaduct 19,842 47 

Total $115,267 47 

BRIDGE REPAIRS. 

Rush street 1,235 00 

State street 1,523 00 

Clark street 1,510 00 

Wells street 1,565 00 

Lake street 3,850 00 

Randolph street 1,305 00 

Madison street 1,368 00 

Adams street 908 00 . 



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Van Buren sti-eet < 

Polk street 

Twelfth street 

Eighteenth street 

Twenty-second street, (unexpended balance) 

Main street 

Fuller street 

Archer avenue, unexpended balance 

Reuben street, unexpended balance 

Western avenue, unexpended balance 

Kinzie street 



1,887 00 
1,385 00 
1,040 00 
1,015 00 

560 00 
450 00 



Indiana street, (in addition to unexpended 

balance),...;.... 875 00 

Erie street 775 qq 

Chicago avenue 760 00 

North Halsted street 645 00 



Total $23,056 00 

BRIDGE tenders' SALARIES. 
875 00 i See schedule annexed 37,840 00 



BRIDGE TENDERS' SALARIES. 



Name of Bridge. 



RuBh street 

State street 

Clark street 

Wells street 

Lake street 

Randolph street 

Madison street 

Adams street 

Van Buren street 

Polk street 

Twelfth street 

Eighte enth street 

Halsted street 

Archer avenue 

Fuller street 

Reuben street 

Kinzie street 

Indiana street 

Erie street 

Chicago avenue 

North avenue 

Clybourne avenue , 

North Halsted street... 

Main street 

Division street 

Western avenue 

Division street (canal)., 

Twenty-second st 

Thirty-fifth street 



April. May. June. July. Aug, 



200 
200 
200 
200 
180 
170 
170 
170 
160 
170 
150 
160 
50 
50 
50 
160 
150 
150 
140 
80 
50 
110 
150 
100 
50 
75 



$240 
200 
200 
200 
200 
180 
170 
170 
170 
160 
170 
150 
160 
50 
50 
60 
160 
150 
150 
140 
80 
60 
110 
150 
100 
50 
75 



$240 

200 

200 

200 

200 

180 

170 

170 

170 

160 

170 

150 

160 

50 

50 

60 

160 

150 

150 

140 

80 

50 

110 

150 

100 

50 

76 

150 

50 



200 

200 

200 

200 

180 

170 

170 

170 

160 

170 

150 

160 

50 

50 

60 

160 

150 

150 

140 

80 

50 

110 

150 

100 

50 

75 

150 

50 



$240 

200 

200 

200 

200 

180 

170 

170 

170 

160 

170 

150 

160 

60 

50 

50 

160 

150 

150 

140 

80 

60 

110 

150 

100 

50 

75 

150 

60 



Total $3,736 $3,735 1 $3,9361 $3,935 $3,9 35 

WASHINGTON STREET TUNNEL. 

Janitor, engineer, fuel, repairs of machinery, 
pumping, &c., in addition to unexpended 

balance of last year $2,000 00 

Repairs and keeping in order of tunnel 1,000 00 

New pumping engine and pumps 1,500 00 



$240 

200 

200 

200 

200 

180 

170 

170 

170 

160 

170 

150 

160 

50 

50 

50 

160 

160 

150 

140 

80 

50 

110 

160 

100 

60 

76 

150 

60 



Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan 



;,936 



$240 

200 

200 

200 

200 

180 

170 

170 

170 

160 

170 

160 

160 

50 

50 

50 

160 

150 

150 

140 

80 

50 

110 

160 

100 

50 

75 

150 

60 



$240 

200 

200 

200 

200 

180 

170 

170 

170 

160 

170 

150 

160 

50 

50 

50 

160 

150 

150 

140 

80 

50 

110 

150 

100 

60 

76 

150 

50 



$150 
140 
130 
130 
130 
120 
120 
120 
110 
100 
110 
80 
100 
40 
40 
40 
110 



80 
50 
40 
60 
100 
50 
40 
40 
80 
40 



$40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
10 
10 
10 
40 
40 
40 
40 
20 
10 
20 
20 
20 
10 
10 
40 
10 



$3,935 $3,935 $2,610 $870 $870 $2,510 $37,840 



. March Total. 



$40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
10 
10 
10 
40 
40 
40 
40 
20 
10 
20 
20 
20 
10 
10 
40 
10 



$150 

140 

130 

130 

130 

120 

120 

120 

110 

100 

110 

80 

100 

40 

40 

40 

110 

80 

80 

80 

60 

40 

60 

100 

60 



$2,300 

1,960 

1,940 

1,940 

1,940 

1,760 

1,680 

1,680 

1,660 

1,660 

1,660 

1,440 

1,560 

500 

600 

500 

1,580 

1,440 

1,440 

1,360 

780 

500 

1,040 

1,440 

940 

500 

700 

1,140 

400 



$4,500 00 



LA SALLE STREET TUNNEL. 

Construction account, amount to complete 
tunnel, in addition to unexpended balance, $65,000 00 

Operating account for janitor, pumping and 
engineer 1 500 OO 



$56,500 00 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

For gas for coming year, $4,000; unpaid bills 

of last year.... $7500 oo 

For engineer and assistant 

For coal 

For janitor, assistants, and watchman.!.*.'.'.'.".'..'.' 

The Board are of opinion that the Armory 

building should be raised to grade and put 

in a good condition. Their estimate for 

doing this, in addition to what there is to 

the credit of this building, is 

Deficiency on account of construction of "citv 
Hall 



2,500 00 
4,000 00 
2,500 00 



9,000 00 
50,500 00 



$75,500 00 



LAMP-POSTS. 
The unexpended balance will be sufficient. 



PUBLIC PARKS. 

South Division— Lake Park, Dearborn Park, 
and Ellis' Park $25,000 00 

West Division— Union, Jefferson, Vernon and 
Wicker Parks 47^000 00 

Extension of Union Park 100,000 00 

North Division — Lincoln and Washington 
Parks, and Union Square 40,000 00 

$212,000 00 
SALARIES. 

For one-third of the salaries of the three 
Commissioners, such amount as shall be 
ordered by the Common Council, according 
to the amendments to the City Charter. 

For one-third of the salaries of the Secretary 
and Assistant, of the City Engineer and 
Clerk, of Bookkeeper and Assistant, of one 
Assistant Engineer and Rodman, of Super- 
intendent of Streets and Bridges, &c., and 
Clerk, of one Draughtsman, of Cashier and 
six division Clerks, of Messenger, Errand 
Boy, Janitor and Watchman $11,500 00 

OFFICE AND MISCELLANEOUS EXPENDITURES. 

One-third rent of office 1500 00 

Advertising !....!.'.'.'. I'ooO 00 

Printing 2,000 00 

General stationery, blank books, revenue 
stamps, drawing materials, petty and mis- 
cellaneous expenditure 2,000 00 



Total $6,500 00 

DRINKING FOUNTAINS. 

Erection of new, and repair of old ones $2,000 00 



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MAIN WATER-PIPE EXTENSION, 

Such amount as may be authorized by the 
Legislature to be raised. 

VIADUCTS. 

Viaduct over the railroad track at Erie street, 
including approaches $34,560 00 

Over the railroad track at intersection of 
Canal and Sixteenth streets, including ap- 
proaches 44,047 50 

Over the railroad tracks on West Twelfth 
street, including approaches 26,165 00 

Total $104,772 50 

CITY TIME. 

Operating clock upon City Hall, and ringing. $1,000 00 

Amount carried forward $1,262,835 97 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 

(Ordered by the Council, and assessments made.) 
Nature of Improvemmt. Amount. 

Grade and macadam Hawthorne avenue, from 

Larrabee street to North Halsted street $888 75 

Curb, fill and plank alley in block 8, Wol- 

cott's, and 13 Kinzie's Addition 15 40 

Grade and plank alley in block 22, Kinzie's 

Addition 7 ^0 

Fill, grade, and plank alley in block 24, Kin- 
zie's Addition 10 09 

Grade and plank alley in block 16, Kinzie's 

Addition 10 22 

Curb, fill and pave Sedgwick street, from Di- 
vision street to North avenue 5,349 06 

Grade and cinder Clyboume avenue, from 

Clybourne place to FuUerton avenue 656 31 

Curb, fill and paving Indiana street from 
North Clark street to Assessors' Div. E. }4 

N.W. 14 Sec. 9 5,460 56 

Curb and fill Huron street, from North Wells 

to North Clark street 992 20 

Curb, fill, grade and pave Michigan street, 

from Cass street to St. Clair street 3,493 21 

Curb and fill Ontario street, from North Clark 

street to Kingsbury street 2,937 73 

Curb and fill Superior street, from North 

Clark street to Kingsbury street 4,187 71 

Curb and fill Huron street, from Townsend 

street to Kingsbury street 199 98 

Curb and fill Ontario street, from North Clark 

street to North Dearborn street 294 05 

Curb, fill and pave Superior street, from Pine 

street to St. Clair street 721 52 

Planking North Water street, from Kush to 

Water, Lot 33, Kinzie's Addition 556 80 

Curbing, filling, grading and paving North 
La Salle street, from Division to North 

Clark street 3,765 19 

Filling and paving North Market street, from 

Chicago avenue to Division street 15,643 01 

Curbing, filling and cindering Division street 

from North Branch canal to Chicago river.. 7,783 60 
Curbing, filling and paving Division street, 
from Clybourne avenue to North Halsted 

street 10,456 13 

Garbing, filling and paving Sedgwick street, 

from Chicago avenue to Division street 9,988 03 

Curbing, filling and paving North avenue, 
from North Wells street to North Dear- 
bom 424 16 

Curbing, filling, grading and paving Illinois 
street, from North State street to lot 11, 

block 18, Kinzie's Addition 2,547 18 

Curbing, filling and paving Larrabee street, 

from Chicago avenue to Clyboume 15,492 71 

Curbing, filling and grading Larrabee street, 

from Clybourne avenue to North avenue... 2,934 35 
Curbing, filling and paving Kingsbury street, 
from Chicago avenue to 113 feet south of 

Erie street 6,315 69 

Curbing, filling, grading and paving Pine 
street, from Chicago avenue to Whitney 
streW. 4,882 76 



Curbing, paving and grading EMt Pearson 
street, from Bush street to sub-lot 7, lot 10, 
block 20, P. T. sub-section 3 

Curbing and filling Townsend street, from 
West White street to West Oak 

Curbing, grading and planking alley, block 
5, fractional section 15 addition 

Filling and planking alley between Third 
avenue and State street, from Van Buren 
street to south line block 138, School Sec- 
tion 

Filling, grading and planking alley between 
Third avenue and State street, from Harri- 
son street to south line block 137, School 
Section 

Paving South Water street, from Michigan 
avenue to Central avenue 

Besetting, curbing and paving Michigan 
avenue, from South Water street to Biver 
street 

Curbing and filling Third avenue, from Tay- 
lor street to Twelfth street 

Curbing, filling and planking alley in block 
16, Harrington's Addition 

Curbing, filling and planking alley from Six- 
teenth street to Eighteenth street, between 
Wabash and Michigan avenues 

Filling, grading and planking alley in block 
5, Seaman's Addition, and block 6, Asses- 
sor's Division N. W. frac. i<^ section 22 

Curbing, filling and planking alley in block 
95, School Section Addition 

Curbing and paving Twenty-eighth street, 
from Michigan avenue to Wabash avenue.. 

Curbing and filling Fourth avenue, from 
Jackson street to Taylor street 

Curbing, filling and paying Taylor street, 
from Clark street to Wells street 

Curbing and filling Third avenue, from Jack- 
son street to Taylor street 

Paving Central avenue, from South Water 
street 458 feet south 

Curbing, filling, grading and paving Twenty- 
first street, from State street to Calumet 
avenue 

Curbing, filling, grading and paving Twenty- 
sixth street, from Wabash avenue to South 
Park avenue — 

Curbing, filling, grading and paving South 
Park avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to 
Douglas place 

Besetting, curbing and paving Sixteenth 
street, from State street to Michigan ave- 
nue 

Curbing and paving Twenty-fourth street, 
from Wabash avenue to Calumet avenue... 

Curbing, filling and paving Fourteenth street, 
from State to Clark street 

Curbing, filling and planking alley, blocks 
135 and 136, School Section Addition 

Curbing and filling Franklin street, from 
Adams street to Van Buren street 

Curbing, grading and paving Douglas place, 
from South Park avenue to Illinois Central 
Bailroad 

Grading and graveling Michigan avenue, 
from Twenty-ninth street to Egan avenue. 

Curbing, filling and paving Quincy street, 
from Clark street to Market street 

Curbing, filling and paving Market street, 
from Bandolph street to Lake street 

Curbing, filling, grading, gravelling and pav- 
ing gutters, Twentieth street, from State 
street to Illinois Central Bailroad 

Curbing, filling, grading and planking alley, 
block 41, original town 

Curbing, filling and paving alley, block 117, 
School Section 

Grading and graveling Vincennes avenue, 

from Douglas place to Egan avenue 

Curbing, grading and paving Twenty-eighth 
street, from State street to Wabash avenue. 
Curbing, filling and paving West Madison 
street, from Eobey street to Western ave- 
nue ;;;"*"t" 

Curbing, filling, grading and paving West In- 
diana street, from Eucker street to Noble 
street 



1,582 18 

493 24 

19 56 

8 48 

8 38 
853 84 

451 00 
385 05 
16 50 

31 43 



12 00 1 


58 25 


160 00 


193 99 |! 


1,125 40 


637 41 


198 83 


1,643 64 I 


2,062 41 


5,860 87 


331 35 


2,443 28 


1,652 45 


26 00 


404 08 I 


4,480 00 ' I 


1,985 35 j 


2,466 96 J 


492 17 ^ 1 


2,235 11 • 


15 45 : 


619 57 


741 59 


182 52 


5,846 53 


3,944 07 



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Curbing, filling, and paving West Chicago 
avenue, from Milwaukee Avenue to Block 
99, Elston's 16,869 74 

Curbing, filling, and paving North Halsted 
street, from Milwaukee avenue to Chicago 
avenue 12,477 79 

Grading and Gutters made on South "West- 
ern avenue, from West Twelfth street to city 
limits 4,425 00 

FilUng and planking alley between Blue Is- 
land avenue and Morgan street, and be- 
tween Hope and Polk streets 10 08 

Curbing, filling, and paving Canalport avenue 
from Halsted street to Morgan street 7,695 01 

Curbing, filling, and paving West Twelfth 
street, from Halsted street to Centre ave.... 12,950 42 

Curbing, grading, and paving Loomis street, 
from West Madison to West Van Buren st.. 4,022 00 

Paving West Monroe street, from Canal to 
Halsted street 410 66 

Paving West Jackson street, from Canal to 
Halsted street 396 00 

Curbing, filling, and paving West Indiana 
street, from Desplaines to Bucker street 19,037 00 

Filling and planking alley, Block No. 50, 
School Section 9 72 

Filling and planking alley. Block No. 28, 
School Section 11 88 

Curbing, grading, and paving West Harrison 
street, from Halsted street to Centre ave.... 6,883 26 

Curbing and filling Meridian street, from 
Desplain es street to Halsted street 118 90 

Curbing, filling, grading, and paving Depuys- 
ter street, from Desplaines street to Halsted 
street 188 12 

Curbing, grading and paving Sheldon street, 
from West Madison street to West Randolph 
street 1,055 81 

Curbing, filling, and paving West Adams st., 
from Ashland avenue to Robey street 7,680 76 

Cindering Elston ave., from West Clybourne 
place to West FuUerton avenue 473 33 

Curbing, filling, grading and paving West 
Randolph street, from Halsted st. to Union 
Park 11,301 13 

Curbing, filling and paving Green street, from 
West Madison street to West Fulton street 4,407 75 

Curbing, grading, filling, and paving Green 
street, from West Harrison street to West 
Madison street 2,161 76 

Curbing, filling, grading, and paving West 
Monroe street, from Halsted street to Aber- 
deen street 3,417 34 

Cindering Western avenue, from Steel street 
to Illinois and Michigan Canal 66 49 

Curbing, filling, and paving Warren avenue, 
from Ashland avenue to Leavitt street 6,318 06 

Curbing, filling, grading, and paving West 
Washington street, from Ashland avenue to 
Leavitt street 6,894 48 

Curbing, filling, and paving Milwaukee ave- 
nue, from Elston avenue to West Division 
street 

Curbing and filling Lydia street,, from North 
Desplaines street to North Halsted street.... 

Widening and opening alley, block 4, Original 
Town 

Opening alley, block 29, Johnston, Roberts & 
Storrs' Addition 

Opening alley, block 16, Johnston, Roberts & 
Storrs' Addition 

Opening alley between Grant and Schiller 
streets, and between North Clark and North 
LaSalle streets 

Opening and extending West Oak street, from 
Larrabee street to Crosby street 

Opening street, from Vincennes avenue to 
Cottage Grove avenue 

Widening Wentworth avenue, from Twenty- 
sixth street to Twenty-seventh street 

Opening or extending McGla,8hen street into 
Archer avenue 

Widening State street, from Madison street to 
Jackson street 

Opening or extending Kossuth street, from 
east line of Murray's Addition to Sanger 
fltyeet... 34, 83 



14,852 29 


398 12 


131 44 


7 96 


42 75 


71 17 


680 00 


259 46 


74 10 


7 50 


4,057 95 



Widening alley, from Clark street to La Salle 
street 681 25 

Widening Reuben street, from West Tyler 
street to West Twenty-second street 507 27 

Opening alley. Block 45, Canal Trustee's Sub- 
division, sec. 7 69 75 

Opening alley, block 27, Carpenter's Addition 18 55 

Opening Campbell avenue, from West Madi- 
son street to West Twelfth street 360 46 

Widening and opening Wabash avenue, from 
Egan avenue to Douglas place 364 02 

Total $301,389 78 

Ordered by the Council, for which assessments are not yei 

made. 
Curbing, filling, and paving Carl street, from 

North La Salle street to North Wells street $187 56 

Paving State street, from South Water street 

to Madison street 31 43 

Curbing, filling, and paving Taylor street, 

from State street to Clark street 611 85 

Curbing and paving Twenty-fourth street, 

from State street to Wabash avenue 435 01 

Walling and concreting River street, from 

South Water street to Michigan avenue 2,973 27 

Filling, leveling, and grading West North 

avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Western 

avenue 48 27 

Curbing, filling, and paving Twelfth street, 

from Centre avenue to Ashland avenue 10,581 69 

Curbing, grading, and paving Centre avenue, 

from West Madison street to West Harrison 

street 5,620 07 

Curbing, grading, and paving Southwestern 

avenue, from West Randolph street to West 

Madison street 1,769 37 

Curbing, filling, and paving Peoria street, 

from West Harrison street to Fulton street 3,268 46 
Filling and planking all alleys in Block 10, C. 

T. Sub., S. E. 14, Sec. 1 19 61 

Curbing alleys between West Twelfth street 

and West Taylor street, and Lytle street and 

and Center avenue 18 39 

Filling and planking alley in Block 38, School 

Section 7 35 

Cindering FuUerton avenue ,west line of Sec- 
tion 32, Lake Michigan 428 37 

Widening LaBar street, from lots 41, 42, 46, 

40, to Butterfield's Addition 30 50 

Opening or extending Logan street to Archer 

avenue 71 58 

Widening State street, from Twenty-second 

street to Egan avenue 5,881 10 

Opening alley N. W. fractional }/^, Section 22, 

to Sixteenth street, between Michigan and 

Wabash avenues 76 58 

Widening State street, from Jackson street to 

Twenty-second street 11,696 16 

Opening Wells street, from Taylor street to 

Twelfth street 540 00 

Widening Thirty-first street, from Stewart ave 

nue to Illinois and Michigan canal 293 70 

Opening or extending Henry street, through 

to Morgan street 172 50 

Opening or extending Canal street, from 

Lumber street to Twenty-second street 4,513 00 

Total amount of publie benefits for improve- 
ments, already ordered by Council $350,655 60 

Less balance of last year's appropriation 
available for the foregoing 183,590 30 

Balance necessary to be appropriated on ac- 
count of the foregoing $167,075 30 

Street improvements not yet made, hut deemed necessary by the 
Board to be undertaken during the present year, recommend- 
ed to the Council, but not yet acted upon. 

Filling and replanking alley in block 9, Wol- 
cott's Addition, and block 14, Kinzie's Ad- 
dition $76 78 

Curbing, filling, and paving North La Salle 
street, from Michigan street to Chicago ave- 
nue 15,329 87 

Curbing, filling and paving North La Salle 
street, from Michigan street to Chicago 
riirer. 2,189 56 



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Curbing, filling and paving Goethe street, 
from Sedgwick to North Clark 633 40 

Curbing and repaying Clark street, from Van 
Buren to Polk 4,403 46 

Curbing and repaying Clark street, from Chi- 
cago river to Van Buren street 8,032 81 

Grading and planking West Twenty-second 

street, from Reuben to Robey 460 18 

Curbing and iilling Foster street, from West 

Polk to West Harrison 27 19 

Curbing, filling and paving Eagle street,from 

Desplaines to Halsted 629 89 

Filling and planking West Twenty-second 
street, from Morgan to Throop 1,011 00 

Total $32,794 04 

Proposed hy tlie Board to he Improved, but not yet Submitted 
to Council. 

Curbing and filling Franklin street, from 

Kinzie street to Division street $10,753 70 

Curbing and paving Rush street, from Chi- 
cago avenue to Division street 9,626 50 

Curbing and paving Superior street, from 

North Clark street to North State street 932 80 

Curbing and paving Superior street, from 

North North Clark street to Wells street... 1,758 00 

Raising walls and paving Kinzie street, from 
North Clark street to Rush street 2,660 00 

Paving Illinois street, from Wells street to 
Kingsbury street 1,272 00 

Paving Ontario street, from North Clark street 
to Kingsbury street 2,864 00 

Paving Huron street, from North Clark street 
to North Wells street 1,648 00 

Curbing, filling and paving Oak street, from 

North Clark street to Larrabee street 14,550 93 

Paving Madison street, from State street to 
Michigan avenue 1,002 00 

Repaving Lake street, whole length not re- 
paved 6,024 00 

Paving Third avenue, from Jackson street to 
Twelfth street 1,034 00 

Wall and filling Fourth avenue, from Twelfth 
street to Fourteenth street 64 00 

Paving Twenty-second-street,from State street 

to river ." 11,670 00 

Paving Jackson street, from State street to 
Michigan avenue 540 00 

Paving Cottage Grove avenue to Thirtieth 

street 16,867 00 

Paving Archer avenue, from Halsted street to 
bridge 30,230 00 

Paving State street, from Madison street to 

Jackson street 11,051 00 

Paving River street, from whole length 3,978 00 

Curbing, filling and paving Ashland avenue, 
from West Lake street to West Tyler street 10,550 00 

Curbing, filling and paving Milwaukee ave- 
nue, from West Division street to North 
avenue 14,150 00 

Curbing, filling and paving Hubbard street, 
from Desplaines street to Centre avenue... 19,520 00 

Curbing, filling and paving West Twelfth 
street, from Centre avenue to Ashland ave- 
nue 10,580 00 

Curbing, filUng and paving Peoria street, 
from Fulton street to West Harrison street- 
Curbing, filling and paving Centre avenue, 
from Twenty-second street to Blue Island 
avenue 19,000 00 

Curbing, filling, and paving West Polk street, 
from Halsted street to Centre avenue 8,416 00 

Curbing, filling and paving Clinton street, 
from West Van Buren street to West Har- 
rison street 1,878 00 

Curbing, filling and paving Jefferson street, 
from West Van Buren street to West Har- 
rison street 1,614 00 

Curbing, filling and paving West Chicago ave- 
nue, from Milwaukee avenue to Reuben 

street 19,030 00 

Curbing, filling and paving Sheldon street 

from West Lake street to Depot place 2,530 00 

Curbing, filling and asphalt Union Park place 

from West Lake street to Depot place 3,365 00 

Graveling West Lake street, from Western 
avenue to city limits 2,872 00 



Graveling West Madison street, from Western 

avenue to city limits 2,782 00 

Macadamizing Blue Island avenue, fromAsh- 

land avenue to Western avenue 2,772 00 

Macadamizing Southwestern avenue, from 

Madison street to Twelfth street 7,000 00 

Cindering Belden avenue, from North Clark 

street to North Halsted street 1,547 90 

Graveling Egan avenue, from State street to 

Lake avenue 1,476 39 

Cindering Elston avenue, from Milwaukee 

avenue to North avenue 2,025 00 

Paving Fulton street, from Clinton street to 

Sangamon street 6,230 00 

Cindering Halsted street, from Division street 

to FuUerton avenue 1,745 70 

Total estimated public benefits for street im- 
provements proposed to be made during the 
present year $299,763 02 

Total balance necessary to be appropriated for 
improvements already ordered by Council.. 167,075 30 

Balance of portion chargeable to the General 

fund for street improvements $466,838 32 

Amount brought forward 1,262,835 97 

Grand total $1,729,674 29 

REC APITULATION. 

Street cleaning and repairs $410,000 00 

Sidewalks 14,500 00 

Street obstructions 3,300 00 

Chicago harbor 74,600 00 

Land damages at bridges 110,000 QO 

Bridges 115,267 47 

Bridge repairs 23,056 00 

Bridge tenders' salaries 37,840 00 

Washington street tunnel 4,500 00 

LaSalle street tunnel 56,500 00 

Public buildings 75,500 00 

Public parks 212,000 00 

Salaries (not including Commissioners) 11,500 00 

OlRce and miscellaneous expenditures 6,500 00 

Drinking fountains 2,000 00 

Street improvements (portion chargeable to 

General fund) 466,838 32 

Viaducts 104,772 50 

Operating clock on City Hall 1,000 00 

Grand Total $1,729,674 29 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. McArthur, 
W. H. Carter, 
R. Prindiville, 
Board of PubUc Works. 

Office of the Board of Public Works, \ 
Chicago, April 15, 1871. j 
George Taylor, Esq., City Comptroller, Chicago, 111. 

Dear Sir: Herewith please find an estimate by the 
Board of Public Works of the amount necessary to be 
raised by taxation during the present municipal fiscal 
year, to provide for interest for the sinking fund for defi- 
ciency on former appropriations and the annual expenses 
and repairs, both of the sewerage works of the city and 
the deficiency of the Illinois and Michigan canal. As 
there are no funds now available for the construction of 
sewers, and as the city now has no authority to raise money 
for such purpose, the further extension of the sewerage 
system will depend upon the action of the Legislature in 
granting authority to raise money by taxation. 

SEWERAGE WORKS. 

Interest on Bonds issued, viz. : 
$87,000 six per cent, bonds outstanding April 

1, 1871, at 6 per cent, per annum $5,220 00 

$2,593,000 seven per cent, bonds outstanding 

April 1, 1871, at 7 per cent, per annum 181,510 00 

Premiums and commissions on account of 

bonds 6,849 49 

Cleaning sewers during fiscal year 30,000 00 

Repairing sewers during fiscal year 15,000 00 

Raising man-holes and catch-basins, and al- 
terations of sewers on account of improve- .„ 
ment of streets 30,000 00 



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Salaries part to be paid out of sewerage fund. 14,500 00 
Stationery, printing, office, and miscellaneous 

expenses 7,000 00 

One-third of rent of office 1,500 00 

Sinking fund to i^rovide for total loan of 
$3,000,000 bonds, less $320,000 bonds can- 
celed 41,632 73 

For construction of sewers, such amount as 
may be authorized by the Legislature to be 
raised by taxation for deficiency in sewer- 
age construction account 10,660 00 

Total for sewerage ; $343,872 22 



CHICAGO KIVEE, IMPROVEMENT. 

Interest on $2,869,00p seven per cent, bonds... $203,226 80 
Sinking fund on total loan of $3,000,000 bonds, 

less $104,000 bonds, canceled 44,988 10 

Deficiencies in the fund for improvement of 

Illinois and Michigan canal 185,000 00 

For tolls paid on account of closing canal, as 

per arrangement with Canal Trustees 43,501 07 

Amount to be paid for pumping at Bridgeport 67,401 32 

Legal services employed on account of canal.. 3,965 00 

Total for Eiver improvement $548,082 29 

Total for sewerage and river improvement.. 891,954 51 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. McArthuk, 
W. H. Carter, 
E. Prindiville, 
Board of Public Works. 

Board of Health of Chicago, April 19, 1871. 

Sir : I have the honor to transmit to you the accompa- 
nying Report of the Finance Committee of this Board, 
being an estimate of the expenses of the Health Depart- 
ment for the current fiscal year. 

By order of the Board. 

J. W. Eussell, Secretary. 

Geo. Taylor, Esq., City Comptroller. 
To the Board of Health of the City of Chicago : 

The Finance Conmiittee have the honor to report the 
following estimate of expenditures for the ensuing muni- 
cipal year : 

For Day Scavenger Work $17,215 00 

For Day Scavenger Work, extra 1,500 00 

For Pay of Members of the Board 3,000 00 

For Sanitary Superintendent 2,500 00 

For Health Officer 2,400 00 

For Secretaiy 1,600 00 

For Clerks 2,400 00 

For Sanitary Inspectors 3,000 00 

For 21 Sanitary Police 18,900 00 

For Small Pox Hospital 3,000 00 

For Disinfectants 700 00 

For Printing and Stationery 2,500 00 

For Chemical Examinations 500 00 

For messenger 500 00 

For Vaccine Virus 250 00 

For Postage and Revenue Stamps and Car 

Tickets 250 00 

For Contingent expenses 450 00 

Total $60,655 00 

Your committee, after careful investigation, believe that 
the above amonnt is necessary, having in view the strict- 
est economy, to a proper discharge of the duties of the 
Board. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Samuel Hoard, 
John H. Rauch, 
Geo. Von Hollen, 
R. B. Mason. 
Adopted April 18, 1871. 

J. W. Russell, 

Secretary. 

Board of Health of the City of Chicago, ) 
April 19, 1871. I 
I certify that the above is a true copy of the report of 
the Finance Committee of the Board of Health, adopted 
April 18, 1871. 

J. W. Russell, Secretary. 
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I Reform School, April 15, 1871. 

To George Taylor, Esq., Comptroller of the City of 



Sir : The Board of Guardians of the Chicago Reform 
School herewith submit their annual estimate of the nec- 
essary expenses of the institution for the current fiscal 
year, in addition to the earnings of the School, as follows : 

For boarding, clothing, and other incidental 

expenses of the boys, averaging 200, at $80 $16,000 00 
Salaries of superintendent and book-keeper, 

matrons, teachers, and family officers 7,260 00 

Salaries of foremen in the workshops 2,040 00 

Fuel and lights 2,700 00 

Superior Court fees 300 00 

Repairs on buildings, plumbing, &c., 600 00 

Improvements, fixing up chapel, new dining 

hall, andfences 900 00 



Total. 



$29,800 00 

E. S. Wadsworth, President. 
J. H. Gray, Secretary. 

Office of the Board of Police, \ 
Chicago, 111., April 22, 1871. ) 
To George Taylor, Esq., Comptroller of the City of 
Chicago : 

Sir : The Board of Police herewith present their an- 
nexed estimate of the expenses of the Police Department 
for the current fiscal year as follows, to wit : 
For salary of three Commissioners, at $3,000 

each $9,000 00 

For salarj' of one Secretary of Police 2,500 00 

For salary of one Superintendent of PoUce.... 3,500 00 
For salary of one Deputy Superintendent of 

Police 3,000 00 

For salary of three Captains of Police at 

$2,000 each 6,000 00 

For salary of twenty Sergeants of Police at 

$1,500 each 30,000 00 

For salary of one custodian of stolen and oth- 
er property 1,500 00 

For salary of one Clerk 1,500 00 

For salary of 425 patrolmen at $1,000 each.... 425,000 00 
For salary of 50 additional patrolmen eight 

months, at $900 per annum 30,000 00 

For additional pay of patrolmen detailed as 

detectives 2,000 00 

For enlarging Police Station, corner Johnson 

and Twelfth streets 4,000 00 

For enlarging Police Station on Cottage 

Grove avenue 3,500 00 

For enlarging Police station on West Lake 

Street 3,500 00 

For gas, fuel, supplies, water, and furniture 

for station-houses 14,000 00 

For repairs on station-houses 3,000 00 

For special police to be used in any emergen- 
cy, riot, election, serving criminal process, 
enforcement of criminal laws, blanks, tele- 
graphing, postage, blank books, printing, 

stationery and incidental expenses 10,000 00 

For Constable Police Court, South Division... 1,200 00 
For Constable Police Court, West Division... 1,000 00 
For Constable Police Court, North Division... 1,000 00 
For deficiency in appropriation from South 

Branch Sub-Police Station 1,500 00 

For interest on temporary loans 5,000 00 

For special assessment on lot 11, of block 29, 
in S. E. y^ sec. 17, T. 39, R. 14, for pav- 
ing Twelfth street, from Halsted street to 

Centeravenue 319 94 

Undivided 3^ of special assessment on sub- 
lots 40, 41 and 42, of lots 2 to 5, in block 45, 
in S. E. \i sec. 21, T. 39, R. 14, for curbing, 
filKng and paving Twenty-second street, 
from State to Grove street 241 54 



Total $562,261 48 

Respectfully submitted, 
T. B. Brown, 

F. GUND, 

Mark Sheridan, 

Board of Police. 
Office of the Board of Police, \ 
Chicago, III., April 24, 1871. j 
To George Taylor, Esq., Comptroller of the city of Chicago. 
SiE : The Bo^rd of Police herewith present their esti« 



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mate of expenses of the Fire Department for the current 
fiscal year, as follows, in addition to such sums of money 
unexpended of last year's appropriations as shown by the 
C!omptroller's report carried to the credit of the Depart- 
ment, and which will be required for the objects for which 
they were intended, and will be so applied. 

For salary of Fire Marshal, per annum $3,500 00 

For salary of First Assistant Fire Marshal, 

perannum 1,800 00 

For salary of Second Assistant Fire Marshal, 

perannum 1,700 00 

For salary of Third Assistant Fire Marshal, 

perannum 1,600 00 

For salarj' of 1 clerk, per annum 1,500 00 

For salary of 3 Fire Wardens, at $1,200 each.. 3,600 00 

For salary of 28 Foremen, at $1,200 each .33,600 00 

For salary of 17 Engineers, at $1,200 each 20,400 00 

For salary of 16 Stokers, at $900 each 14,400 00 

For salary of 84 pipemen, at $900 each 75,600 00 

For salary of 48 Drivers, at $900 each 43,200 00 

For salary of 13 watchmen, at $720 each 9,360 00 

For salary of Superintendent of Fire Alai-m 

Telegraph 2,500 00 

For salary of Chief Operator 1,500 00 

For Salary of 2 Assistant Operators at $1,400 

each 2,800 00 

For salary of 3 Eepairers at$l,200 each 3,600 00 

For repairing apparatus 24,500 00 

For hose and repairs 17,800 00 

For fuel, oil and other supplies 37,233 30 

For purchase and exchange of horses 5,000 00 

For feed for 91 horses 13,286 00 

For harness ^4:00 00 

For horse shoeing 3,000 00 

For gas and water 5,500 00 

For rent 450 00 

For repairing and altering houses 4,408 90 

For telegraph supplies and extensions 7,110 00 

For new buildings, lots, apparatus and equip- 
ments 52,472 00 

For deficiency in appropriations to purchase 
house, lot, equipments and supplies for the 
Chicago engine, and Protection Hook and 
Ladder Truck No. 2, and for Hook and 

Ladder Truck No. 4 7,360 13 

For deferred payment on lot purchased from 

James Launder, for the Douglas hose house.. 2,700 00 
For undivided half of special assessment for 
curbing, filUng and paving Twenty-second 

street 241 24 

For contingencies 5,000 00 

Sum Total $407,121 87 

T. B. Beown, 

F. GUND, 

Mark Sheridan, 
Wm. James, 

Board of Police. 

Office of the Board of Education, \ 
Chicago, March 23, 1871. J 
George Taylor, Esq., Citj' Comptroller. 

Dear Sir : At the regular meeting of the Board of Ed- 
ucation, held March 21, 1871, the Finance and Auditing 
Committee presented the following estimate of expendi- 
tures for the fiscal year, commencing April 1, 1871, which 
was adopte d by the Board, and referred to you for present- 
ation to the Council: 

ESTIMATE OF EXPENDITURES FOR FISCAL 
YEAR COMMENCING APRIL 1, 1871. 

For salaries of teachers and ofi&cers of the 

Board $ 510,000 00 

For salaries of engineers and janitors 35,652 00 

Carpenters' wages 5,000 00 

Laborers' wages 1,500 00 

Fuel and delivery 35,000 00 

Bent of buildings and rooms used for school 

purposes 7,500 00 

Rent of offices for Board of Education 3,000 00 

Ground rent of school fund lots occupied by 

school bmldings 22,404 08 

Water rents 1,450 00 

Ground rent of LaSalle street lot 1,500 00 

Lumber 6,250 00 



Pickets for fences, and sash, doors, and mould- 
ings, &c 1,800 00 

Blackboard surface 1,500 00 

Repaii-s to steam apparatus 2,000 00 

Repairs to furnaces 450 00 

For masonry, repairs, and improvements to 

old buildings 1,000 00 

Repairs to roofs ........> 1,600 00 

Plumbing 1,000 00 

Stove castings lOO 00 

Stove pipe, repairs to stove drums, &c.. ......... 225 00 

Castings for seats for Assembly Halls 150 00 

Repairs to locks for door springs, plated num- 
bers, &c 250 00 

Wire screens for protection of windows 75 00 

Sewers 1,000 00 

New privy vaults 1,000 00 

Cleaning privy vaults 200 OO 

Lightning rods and repairs to the same 000 tfO 

Kalsomining and painting 1,500 00 

Filling school lots ..>..>.•....•... 3,000 00 

Cinders on school lots 500 00 

Speaking tubes in new buildingSw. 75 00 

Gas fitting ..-. 50 00 

Testing boilers 50 00 

Cleaning new buildings 200 00 

Glass and putty 400 00 

Oil for engines 100 00 

Sash weights, &c 75 00 

Repairing conductor pipes 50 00 

Lining urinals in out-houses 140 00 

Trees for ornamenting grounds 300 00 

Fitting up new offices of Board 1,500 00 

New shop 500 00 

For raising and fitting up basements of frame 
buildings on Franklin School lot and the 

Elm street and Pearson street buildings 12,000 00 

New furnaces 2,500 00 

Publication of annual report 2,750 00 

Publication of manuel 275 00 

Publication of proceedings of the Board 1,500 00 

Proceedings of Board in pamphlet 400 00 

Advertising 500 00 

Printing blanks 1,200 00 

Furniture for basement of Elm Street Pri- 
mary building 1,000 00 

Furniture for basement of Pearson Street Pri- 
mary building 1,000 00 

Furniture for basement of frame building on 

Franklin school lot 700 00 

Repairs to furniture 100 00 

Reference books and apparatus 500 00 

Clocks for new buildings, and to replace worn 

out clocks 500 00 

Chairs for new buildings 250 00 

Ink Wells 75 00 

German dictionaries, and German charts 100 00 

High School apparatus, repairs to same and 

chemicals 150 00 

Tuition of pupils attending school in town of 

Cicero 350 00 

Six months interest on payment due on Eliza- 
beth street lot 630 00 

Tuning pianos and repairs to the same 100 00 

Rent of pianos for use of High School 100 00 

Expenses of High School annivei-sary 300 00 

Repairs to clocks 200 00 

Gas used in office 100 00 

Postage 125 00 

For revenue stamps 25 00 

Car fare 50 00 

Ice for office 25 00 

Express charges 20 00 

Ribbons for Foster Medals.. „ 7 00 

Miscellaneous supplies, such as mats, cap pa- 
per, envelopes, crayons, slate pencils, hard- 
ware, &c 2,732 73 

Miscellaneous, not enumerated above 50 00 

Total ,$680,460 81 

FOR SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS. 



Warrant No. 1540, Curbing, filUng, and pav- 
ing Sedgwick street, Franklin school 

Warrant No. 1175, Paving West Monroe 
street, High school and Normal primary... 



2,545 23 
1,238 07 



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Warrant iN'o, 11*71, Paving West Indiana 
street, Washington school 847 47 

Warrant No. 1176, Paving Twenty-fourth 
street, Moseley school 1,332 21 

Warrant No. 1473, Curbing, filling and pav- 
ing North Market street, Pearson street 
Primary school 1,064 54 

Warrant No. 1475, Curbing and filling Third 
avenue. Third avenue lot 636 97 

Warrant No, 1541, Paving Douglas place, 
Cottage Grove school 1,175 44 

Warrant No. 1079, opening alley, block 27, 
Carpenter's Addition, Elizabeth street Pri- 
mary School 414 20 

Warrant No. 1069, widening Keuben street, 
Clarke School 1,157 70 

Warrant No. 1493, paving Warren avenue, 
Brown School 1,553 15 



$11,957 



FROM GENERAL FUND. 



yor support of evening schools 8,000 00 

A true copy of estimate of expenditures, for fiscal year 
commencing April 1, 1871, as presented by the Finance 
and Auditing Committee at regular meeting of Board of 
Education, held March 21, 1871, approved by the said 
Board, and referred to the City Comptroller. 

S. Johnston, 
Clerk Board of Education. 

Office of the Board of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, April 28, 1871. J 
George Taylor, Esq., City Comptroller. 

Dear Sir : Up to the present time the Water Depart- 
ment has erected and maintained all the fire plugs in use 
in the City, and has furnished water for the same without 
charge. There are now in use 1552 of these fire plugs, 
which have cost on an average about $110 each, or in all 
about $170,720, besides an annual cost of about $12.50 each 
for their care and maintenance. Heretofore the revenue 
derived from the water rates, together with the proceeds 
of the sale of bonds, from time to time, have been ample 
to pay all the expenses of the Water Department, the in- 
terest on the water debt, and for the extension of water 
mains. As the future issue of bonds has been prohibited 
by the new State Constitution, the only means which the 
Board have to meet these expenses, and to extend the 
street pipes, is the revenue derived from the annual water 
rents, and a one mill tax which has recently been author- 
ized to be raised by act of the Legislature. 

In addition to the money thus realized, the Board esti- 
mate that there will be required during the coming year 
at least $150,000, vidth which to pay expenses and interest, 
and to meet the urgent demand for the extension of water 
mains. A portion of this deficiency could be made up if 
the Board were enabled to collect rent for the fire plugs in 
use. 

In some other cities the Water Departments charge a 
rental for each of the fire plugs, and an appropriation is 
made in the general tax levy to meet the same. It seems 
unjust to the Board that the Water Department of this 
city should bear the heavy expense of erecting and main- 
taining the fire plugs, and supplying them with water for 
the use of another department of the city government ; 
they, therefore, recommend that they be authorized to 
collect an annual rental of $25 for each of the fire-plugs, 
and that an appropriation be made by the Council for 
such rent. 

The Board submit herewith an estimate, which vrill show 
the propriety of fixing the rent at $25, as above proposed, 
as follows : The average cost of a fire-hydrant, which in- 
cludes the hydrant, the pipe and laying, the masonry, and 
the connection with the sewer, is $110. 

The interest on $110, at 7 per cent, is $7 70 

The cost of maintaining, which includes their care 
and protection from frost, and repairs and renew- 
als, is 12 50 

Supplying water 4 80 

Total $25 00 

The Board also submit an estimate of the receipts and 
expenditures of the Water Department for the coming 
year, which will show the deficiency above named : 



RECEIPTS. 

Proceeds of one-mill tax $275,000 00 

Water rents 575,000 00 

Total $850,000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Expense and interest $500,000 00 

Balance left with which to extend pipe $350,000 00 

Amount of pipe required to be laid the coming 

year 500,000 00 

Amount short $150,000 00 

EespectfuUy submitted, 

J. McArthur. 
W. H. Carter, 
R. Prindiville, 
Board of Public Works. 

The City Treasurer submitted his report for the fiscal 
year, ending March 31, 1871, which was ordered to be pub- 
lished, and 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council assembled : 

The undersigned, in compliance with Section 18, of 
chapter 5, of the City Charter, respectfully submits here- 
with his annual report with all receipts and expenditures 
during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1871, and the 
amount in the treasury at that date : ^ 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance in treasury April 1, 1870 $1,977,480 16 

Assessment expense 29 45 

Board of Public Works appropriation 77,665 83 

Burr, Jonathan, fund 12,085 09 

Certificates of indebtedness 27,445 40 

City Bridewell fund 131,638 50 

City Hall fund 107,500 00 

Contingent fund 53 50 

Costs taxes sales 3,929 10 

Fees 2,570 50 

Fire apparatus 1,614 30 

Fireman's relief fund 369 19 

Fire telegraph fund 2,584 34 

Fines 83,385 05 

Fuel 38,161 60 

General Fund 88,345 89 

General sinking fund 36,518 91 

Health Department 35 00 

Interest 4,406 78 

Legal expenses 123 96 

Licenses 190,366 36 

PoUce, life and health insurance fund 447 23 

Public square and building 12 86 

Redemptions 28,082 33 

Reform School fund 6,867 89 

Rents 26,340 29 

River Improvements fund 1,286,790 56 

River improvement sinking fund 46,603 80 

Sewerage fund 250,532 32 

Sewerage sinking fund 57,085 70 

School building fund 489,827 81 

School tax fund 1,583 53 

Special assessment on city property 2,524 68 

Special assessments 2,089,530 86 

Taxes 3,416,968 77 

Tax certificates in suspense 1 50 

Tunnel fund 319,447 24 

Water fund 2,081,018 37 

Wharfage privilege mortgage 875 00 

Total receipts $11,014,269 39 

Balance 1,977,480 16 

Grand total $12,991,749 55 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Board of Public Works appropriation $1,303,547 27 

Burr, Jonathan fund 6,835 00 

City Hallfund 116,736 58 



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City Bridewell fund 50,540 31 

General fund 1,488,628 20 

Genera] sinking-fund 701,226 67 

Police fund 465,937 67 

Personal redemptions 16,600 26 

Platting fund 2,864 75 

Police, life and health insurance fund 49 00 

lleform School fund 36,630 12 

River improvement fund 1,292,270 52 

lliver improvement sinking fund 101,400 00 

Sewerage fund 859,051 22 

Special assessments 2,234,181 87 

School tax fund 507,611 26 

School sinking fund 71,255 25 

School building fund 225,686 73 

Sewei-age sinking fund 117,000 00 

Tunnel fund 291,711 40 

Water fund 1,104,296 51 

Total $10,994,050 66 

Balance in treasury, April 1, 1871 1,997,698 89 

Grand total $12,991,749 55 

1). A. Gage, Treasurer. 

The School Agent submitted his report of the receipts 
and expenditures of the School Fund from Oct. 1, 1870 to 
April 1, 1871, which was ordered to be published and 

Placed on file. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, in 

Common Cotmcil assembled : 

The undersigned would respectfully report the receipts 
and expenditures for account of the school fund from Oct. 
1, 1870, to April 1, 1871, as follows : 

Cash on hand, Oct. 1, 1870 $7,973 73 

» 

RECEIPTS. 

From rents $31,391 78 

From interests 9,403 13 

From city schooltax fund 254,500 00 

Balances of taxes for 1869 16,758 17 

On account taxes for 1870 6,000 00 

Bills receivable 384 81 

Carpenter fund interest 35 00 

Newbeny fund interest 35 00 

Mosely fund interest 350 00 

Burr fund interest 245 00 

Total $319,102 89 

EXPENDITURES. 

Teachers' pay-rolls $266,059 18 

Moseley fund, books 523 19 

Jones fnnd, books 8 73 

Carpenter fund, books 59 85 

NewbeiTy fund, books 38 25 

Expenses, salary of school agent 250 00 

Balance of cost of road in sec 21. 37, 14 68 00 

Total $267,007 20 

Cash on hand April 1, 1871 00,074 42 

Of the cash on hand, $50,614 13 is for payment of 
teachers ; $2,270 48 for payment of balance of sundry 
accounts, and $1,189 81 for investment. 
Bespectfully submitted, 

Charles C. Chase, 

School Agent. 

The Lincoln Park Commissioners submitted a report of 
their proceedings and receipts and expenditures from 
their organization, April 1, 1871, which was ordered to be 
published and 

Referred to Committee on Whai-ves and Public Grounds. 

The following is the report : 
Tt) the Common Council of the city of Chicago : 

Gentlemen: Pursuant to the provisions of an act of the 
General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled an act 
to fix the boundaries of Lincoln Park in the city of Chi- 
cago, and provide for its improvement, approved Feb. 8, 
1869, the Board of Commissioners of Lincoln Park respect- 
fully present a report of their proceedings and a detailed 
statement of all their receipts and expenditures under oath, 
from their organization in March, 1868, to ApiH 1,1871. 
The Commissioners organized as a board on the 16th day 
of Blarch, 1869, and at once entered upon the discharge of 
the duties imposed upon them by the provisions of the act 



named. Early in May, 1869, for the purpose of procuring 

the means of paying for the lands to be taken for the 
park, a demand was made upon the Mayor of the city tor 
an issue of city bonds, as provided for in said act. Upon 
the refusal of the city to issue the bonds, as requested, an 
application was made to the Supreme Court for a mancUimus 
to compel the proper city authorities to issue the bonds as 
provided in the act named. In October, 1869, a decision 
was rendered by the Supreme Court, refusing the writ, 
thus leaving the Commissioners without the means to pay 
for the lands to be taken for the park, and arresting the 
immediate laying out and improvement of the lands to be 
added to it. 

The Couunissioners, assuming no control of the park as 
at present improved, but leaving its management and the 
expenditure of all moneys appropriated by your honor- 
able body to the Board of Public Works, have devoted 
their attention to the protection of the shore, to the con- 
struction of a drive bordering the lake, and to preparing 
for ultimate permanent improvement of the grounds em- 
braced with the limits of the park. 

Espe(;ial attention has been given to the protection of the 
shore from the action of the lake. Various plans have 
been tested with reasonable success, and the Commission- 
ers believe that, with the experience of the past season, 
the work can be prosecuted during the coming sumjner so 
as to afford and secure a permanent protection to the park 
property from the further encroachment of the lake. 

The lake shore drive (to be extended from the old cem- 
etery tract to the north line of the city property), of 
which one mile and one-sixth has already been completed 
in a most substantial manner, proves to be one of the 
most attractive features of the park. 

The Commissioners contemplate the speedy construction 
of a drive bordering the lake, from Pine street to the south 
line of the park, thus opening a convenient and attract- 
ive approach to the park. 

During the last year a large number of trees have been 
planted, and, with a view to the further improvement of 
the property embraced within the limits of the park, the 
Commissioners contracted for a large quantity of manure, 
at reasonable prices, which has been delivered upon the 
grounds. 

In January last a contract was let to Spangler & Marrs 
to sink an artesian well, the work to be prosecuted as 
rapidly as possible. A depth of 1,100 feet has been reach- 
ed, and it is expected that the work will be completed 
early in May. 

Accompanying, and made a part of this report, find a 
statement of the financial affaii-s of the Board. 

KespectfuUy submitted, by order of the Commissioners 
of Lincoln Park. 

E. B. McCagg, President, 
E. S. Tayier, Secretary. 

Chicago, April, 1871. 

STATEMENT. 

Cr. 
1870. 

April 4, cash received of County Treasurer $ 2,756 47 

April 4, cash received of 0. Peltzer, Collector... 10,000 00 

June 0, cash received of 0. Peltzer, Collector.... 28,000 00 

July 13, cash received of 0. Peltzer, Collector.... 1,174 00 

August 6, interest on deposits 329 57 

November 14, of County Treasurer 10,000 00 

November 19, interest on deposits 359 38 

1871. 

.lanuarj' 9, interest on deposits 223 10 

January 9, of County Treasurer 7,029 22 

$59,871 74 
Dr. 

Paid on account Lake Shore Drive $19,815 93 

Paid on accotmt Lake Shore Protection 5,451 50 

Paid on account manure 6,323 83 

Paid on account legal expenses 4,546 25 

Paid on account fees 1,593 75 

Paid on account engineering and surveys 960 00 

Paid on account artesian well 2,411 50 

Paid on account Pine street drive 90 00 

Paid Salary to Superintendent and Secretary ... 1,125 00 

Paid on account intex'est J28 11 

Paid on account office expenses 592 18 

Paid for printing 251 50 

Paid for extending tax levy, 1869 431 98 

Paid for extending tax levy, 1870 403 80 



May 1,] 



125 



risn. 



Paid C. N. Holden, as appraiser 150 00 

Paid Clerk of Supreme Court 103 00 

Paid for maps 25 00 

Paid for removing dead-house \ i co 4.9 

Paid for ei-ecting gate and tool-house J IbO 4^ 

Paid for sundry items 24 30 



$44,588 05 



STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) 

County of Cook, City of Chicago, J ^^' 
E. B. McCagg, President of the Commissioners of Lincoln 
Park, being duly sworn, on oath says that the above and 
foregoing statement of accounts is true. 

E. B. McCagg, 
Sworn before me this 29th day of April, A. D. 1871. 

Fred Meyer, Notary Public. 

The Board of Health submitted a report, suggesting the 
improvement of the North Branch, which was 
Keferred to Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 

Also, 

A report stating that the City Scavenger was delivering 
dead animals at offal platform near Union Stock Yards, 
which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Police. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving Milwaukee avenue, 
from West Division street to West North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Buehler the 
ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^2^es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgomery, 
Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, Bat- 
terman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey> George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Gard- 
ner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, Schintz, 
Schaffner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, Devine, 
Busse, Mr. President— 37. 

Noes — None. 



A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
West Chicago avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to North 
Reuben street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. McGrath, the 
ordinance was put upon its passage and passed by ayes 
and noes, as follows : 

^l2/es— Somers, Knickerbocker, Dixon, Otis, Montgom- 
ery, Coey, McAvoy, Thompson, Whitaker, Daggy, Tracey, 
Batterman, Hickey, W. S. Powell, Bailey, George Powell, 
Bateham, Wilce, Walsh, Glade, McCotter, Campbell, Gard- 
ner, Shell, Gill, McGrath, Buehler, Tyler, Schmidt, 
Schintz, SchafEner, Carney, McCaffrey, McCauley, Clarke, 
Devine, Busse, Mr. President— 38. 

Noes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of a portion of 
an alley in block 9, Ogden's Addition to Chicago. 

A report and ordinance for grading and graveling West 
Madison street, from Western avenue to west line of sec- 
tion 11, 39, 13. 

A report and ordinance for grading and graveling West 
Lake street, from Western avenue to west line of section 
11, town 39 north, range 13 east. 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling and plank- 
ing School street, block 48, School Section Addition, from 
Clinton street to Jefferson street. 

A report and ordinance for grading and macadamizing 
Southwestern avenue, from West Madison street to West 
Twelfth street. 

AH of which were referred to Committees on Streets and 
Alleys of the West Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance establishing the width of side- 
walk space on Ohio and Ontario streets, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, North 
Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for water service-pipe in Peoria 
street, from West Harrison street to Fulton street. 

By una